Vidal is currently the Director of Strategy, Research & Organizational Performance with Durham Regional Police Service. Vidal has more than fifteen years of extensive experience in education and training in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, including secondary, post-secondary and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teaching and program development, delivery, evaluation and review. He holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Calgary, with a specialization in Higher Education Leadership. Dr. Chavannes has worked in a full-time and consulting capacity with a variety of public, private and non-profit organizations, all within the training and education ecosystem. Through these engagements, he has written curriculum, developed articulation agreements, managed faculty and staff and charted the strategic direction of a variety of organizations across North America and internationally.
A former secondary school teacher and college administrator, Dr. Chavannes is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Toronto, where he is working on a national research study focused on Black student university access. He is also an Associate Member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University, where he is supervising a PhD candidate in the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.