Graduate Programming

Some of you will have been attuned to my recent travels, much of which have been focused on cementing and celebrating our global reputation in the field of Animation. Specifically, I was in Ireland two weeks ago celebrating… Read More

Unleashing Potential

Last week was a really busy one for me.  First and foremost, Sheridan launched 1,990 new graduates into the world as part of our Fall Convocation.  It was, as always, my privilege to shake each hand, thank them… Read More

Building a More Sustainable Future

Student Speakers at Trafalgar Climate Rally

I had the opportunity to attend all three of the Climate Rallies held at Sheridan on Friday, September 27 – the first at Trafalgar by the Medicine Garden, the second at HMC in our Creativity Commons, and the… Read More

Courage and Transformation

On Saturday, July 20, 2019 — in the blistering heat — my son Bennett and I joined Sheridan alumni at Wonderland for a day of fun. Though there was little opportunity to interact with grads and their guests,… Read More

Learnings from a Trip to India

I had the tremendous opportunity to travel to India last month with Carol Altilia, Sheridan’s new Vice-President, Student Experience & Enrolment Management.  Notwithstanding some bumps (more on that below!), I loved it and plan on going back soon.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

After 30 years as a learner and leader in higher education, I can honestly say that Convocation is still my very favourite time in the academic calendar. 

Happy New Year!

It’s a new calendar year and — as you’d expect — I heard lots of talk last week about resolutions.

Cultivating Long Term Vision

My two kids are athletes who take tremendous pride in their performance. As it did for me, athletics has cultivated their goal setting and time management skills; it has also fostered resilience and perseverance. I admire Bennett and Olive… Read More

Embracing the Next Challenge

Convocation

Photo Credit: Matthew Mioduszewski When I got the job of Vice-Provost, Students at York, my son Bennett boasted to all of his friends that I would soon be responsible for all the sports fields on campus.  As a… Read More

Heroes and Villains

On Saturday, February 24, my partner Ken and I attended the Bal de Neige, an annual Oakville event hosted by AMPed for Life, a team of amazing leaders — including the Pace family — who raise funds for… Read More