What constitutes community?

When I was younger, my family moved to Chicago, Illinois for two years.  Without a green card, my mother volunteered in a Settlement House that provided food, emergency shelter, counselling, healthcare services, parenting classes and childcare to families… Read More

Doing our best…

Happy New Year!  It’s my sincerest hope that each of you had a restful holiday season. 

The words I can’t speak today…

Mine is a family intent on togetherness. We celebrate everything, typically at my parent’s home in Muskoka surrounded by friends and lots of laughter. It starts with happy hour on the dock, listening to good music and well-told, familiar stories… Read More

A place where everyone can flourish

One of the things I love most about being the President of Sheridan is the opportunity I’m afforded to celebrate our learning community locally, nationally and internationally.  My role as ‘cheerleader’ had me in Los Angeles twice last… Read More

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.