Recently retired Sheridan Faculty of Business, Marketing Professor, David Nowell wishes all his friends and colleagues a happy new academic year as he celebrates not having to prepare for the September return of students. Professor Nowell is noted for leadership and his long time participation in The Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition.
David was the creator of the Lydiatt Award at OCMC. It is named in part for William Arthur Lydiatt, who founded Marketing Magazine in 1918 and published it until 1954, when ill health forced him to sell it to MacLean-Hunter Limited, subsequently bought by Rogers Media. From the late 1940s until his death in 1961, he was supported by his niece Margaret, who helped him deal with the ravages of disease and allowed him to continue living with dignity and the gourmet lifestyle he loved.
Both David and Sybil Nowell retired this year from long teaching careers – Happy Retirement!
Dr. William Holmes, formerly Dean of the Faculty of Business officially takes up his new duties as Sheridan’s Vice Provost starting this week.
“I’m really looking forward to the new role and working with my colleagues in this capacity,” said Holmes.
Holmes joined Sheridan in 2010 as Dean, Faculty of Business. Bill has served as Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Faculty of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and as the Instructional Manager (Dean) of Business for a network of colleges in the United Arab Emirates. Bill’s career has spanned the corporate and educational sector and has included assignments in Europe and Asia as well as the Middle East.
Sylvia Lowndes is appointed as Dean, Faculty of Business. Sylvia said that she is excited to join the Faculty of Business at this important time in Sheridan’s history and that her early focus will be on contextualizing the Faculty – meeting, listening, learning from and, understanding the wide ranging perspectives of faculty members, staff and students.
“My leadership style is one of building engagement and alignment. Together, we have many opportunities and challenges ahead of us including the launch and marketing of our new Degree programs, the internationalization of our Faculty as well as, the construction and growth of HMC2, among other important goals,” said Lowndes.
Sylvia holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University, a BA in Urban Planning from McGill University, as well as several financial services designations, including Personal Financial Planner (PFP), Financial Planner (F.Pl.) through the Institut québécois de planification financière (IQPF), and the Canadian Securities Course (CSC). Sylvia has traveled extensively and is fluent in French and German in addition to English.
The Sheridan Faculty of Business congratulated three valued professors on their retirement at a recent gathering at the Trafalgar campus. Faculty of Business Dean, Dr. William Holmes, congratulated the professors on their retirement and praised Professors Erik Genzer, David Nowell and Harvey Skolnick for their collective one hundred years of dedicated teaching to the students of Sheridan.
The collective feeling of the retiring faculty were reflected in Harvey Skolnick’s words – “One of the things I take pride in is my style of teaching. When I put a course together, I put myself in the students’ shoes and ask myself, will the students clearly understand the concepts I am trying to bring across. I will modify things until I feel that everything is clear to the student. Another thing I am proud of is my respect for the students. I try to practice the golden rule, which is to treat people in a way that I would like to be treated.”
Professor Erik Genzer teaches in the Accounting programs, and professors Nowell and Skolnick teach in the Marketing programs.
The celebration was well attended by faculty, support and administrative members of the Faculty and members of the college community and featured, laughter, tears, a pot-luck lunch and far too many delicious desserts to be consumed by human beings.
The festivities were marked by Dean William Holmes who, with a tear in his eye, remarked on the valuable work that the three had contributed to Sheridan College and the Faculty of Business and assured them that they would be difficult to replace.
Dr. William Holmes, Associate Deans, Cindy Gillette, Jeremy Staples and Jon Jones and the members of the Sheridan Faculty of Business recently welcomed several new faculty members to the business programs located at Hazel McCallion, Davis and Trafalgar campuses for 2012.
Professor Bureau is a Marketing program faculty member who joined us in January and will be teaching mainly at The Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga. Bureau is a senior Marketing and Sales executive with a broad based professional experience. Professor Bureau has an Honours BBA from Wilfred Laurier and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Also hired in January, Professor Grant is currently working across Marketing and degree programs. Ms. Grant joins us from Simon Fraser University, where her focus was on Creativity and Business Intelligence. She completed her BA from the University of Waterloo, her MA and PHD both in Mythology and Depth Psychology, from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California.
Professor Guile joined the Faculty of Business this past summer and is a welcome addition to the Marketing faculty. Ms. Guille will be an Academic Advisor for the Marketing program at Davis campus. Michelle graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA, and received an MBA in Marketing from Dalhousie University. Michelle has worked in a wide variety of marketing roles in the technology industry where much of her work focused on helping entrepreneurial firms bring new products to market.
Professor Longmore is a full time faculty member in the Marketing program and will be advising the Marketing program students at HMC. Anne-Liisa has more than 20 years of progressive marketing management experience in organizations such as Kraft Foods, The Calgary Zoo, The Toronto Hospital, Science North and The Lung Association. Ms. Longmore has a Honours B.Comm from Laurentian University with a specialization in Marketing, a Masters in Continuing Education with a specialization in Adult and Workplace Learning, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education, specializing in Workplace and Adult Learning. Anne-Liisa is in the final stages of her dissertation thesis which explores Individual and Workplace Creativity and Innovation.
Professor Halfacre brings an array of skills and work place experiences as a retail and corporate travel counsellor, inbound and outbound tour operation, religious pilgrimages and conference & event planning. Mr. Halfacre’s most recent position was as National Sales Manager specializing in the niche cruise market and in group development. A highlight of Professor Halfacre’s career was serving as Director of Transportation for World Youth Day 2002 (Papal visit to Toronto) for which he won the Canadian Special Events’ Industry STAR Award for “Outstanding Logistical Achievement”. Roger holds an Honours Diploma in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Theological Studies degree from the University of St. Michael’s College.
Professor Ernest Kerst joins the Sheridan Finance program mainly at the Hazel McCallion program in Mississauga. Mr. Kerst holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and the Certified General Accountant designation.
Professor Kerst has held a variety of management positions including the General Manager and CFO of the Malivoire Wine Company. Ernie’s previous teaching experience includes wine management, regulation and marketing at Niagara College.
Professor Linda Batch joins the Sheridan Faculty of Business to teach in the Accounting program at the Davis Campus in Brampton. Ms. Batch is a Certified Management Accountant and Professional Engineer. She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree Majoring in Accounting and Business Policy – York University Master of Engineering Degree – Mechanical Engineering – McMaster University.
In addition, Professor Batch has more than 25 years experience in industry, primarily manufacturing both in technical and business roles.
Professor Gargi Mukherji teaches in the Faculty of Business – Paralegal program. Gargi holds an LL.B. degree from the University of Manitoba, and a B.Ed. and M.Ed. from the University of Windsor.
Professor Mukherji has more than 10 years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Winnipeg, and in Windsor where most recently, she was in-house Counsel for the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society. Professor Mukherji has taught at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, and at Sheridan College. Her specific areas of practice and education are in criminal law, child protection law, advocacy and evidence. She is fluent in three languages.
Sheridan College Convocation 2012 brings faculty, students, family, friends to celebrate achievementJune 27, 2012
Sheridan College Convocation 2012 was an opportunity for Faculty of Business members, students, family and friends to mix and mingle in the shared warmth of a truly heart-warming day.
More than 750 Faculty of Business students graduated their programs recently to the heart-warming applause of proud families and friends. The two Convocation ceremonies needed to accommodate the large number of Faculty of Business graduates were held adjacent to The Hazel McCallion Campus at The Mississauga City Centre Living Arts Centre
The annual Sheridan College Convocation recently took place all week at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre as graduates numbering several thousand students from more than a hundred programs located in the seven academic Faculties of the College took to the stage to receive their diploma from Sheridan President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky. Each years’ graduates go on to join the now more than 130,000 alumni from Sheridan College since 1967.
Sheridan Faculty of Business gathered to bid happy retirement to Associate Dean, Stuart Munro, Financial Planning Program Coordinator Henry Katz and faculty coach and mentor Professor Sue Ronchka – their retirement captures nearly one hundred years of service to Sheridan College.
Dean, Bill Holmes presented Munro, Katz and Ronchka with a suitable memento celebrating their contribution to the Faculty of Business while members of the Faculty of Business congratulated the three on their retirement.
Stuart Munro intends to enjoy his retirement with more shipboard cruises, Henry Katz, will continue with his Financial Planning clients and Sue Ronchka intends to return to mentor and coach new faculty.
Congratulations and happy retirement Stuart Munro, Henry Katz and Sue Ronchka from the members of The Sheridan Faculty of Business.
Sheridan Alumni and the Faculty of Business played host to nearly 100 alumni and faculty guests at Sheridan’s new Hazel McCallion Campus recently to show-off the new campus to Business alumni located at City Centre in Mississauga. The Sheridan Business Alumni Event featured presentations by Sheridan alumni Ian Oliver, President of Metroland Media Group and Randy Pilon President and CEO of Virox Technolgies Inc. who discussed their respective career paths from Sheridan Business graduate to their position today.
Both Pilon and Oliver spoke about making the best of opportunities after graduation,their successes, their failures and their re-engagement and stressed the need for graduates to be adaptable.
Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) is a state-of-the-art facility designed to increase collaborative learning and inspire creativity. To celebrate Sheridan’s expansion into Mississauga,Sheridan Alumni hosted a panel discussion from
local business leaders Randy Pilon (Business 1982), President & CEO of Virox Technologies Inc. and a member of Sheridan Board of Governors, and Ian Oliver (Advertising 1983), President & CEO of Metroland Media Group.
Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan President & CEO, invited the guests to tour the new Hazel McCallion Campus in the heart of Mississauga and spend an evening with William Holmes, the new Dean of Sheridan’s Faculty of Business.
Faculty of Business Operations Manager, Charlene Craddock is pleased to announce the following changes in support staff at the Trafalgar Faculty of Business operation.
Hildegard Salama is replacing Lesley Rumsby, who is on maternity leave. Hildegard is the contact for year two and three Accounting, Banking and Wealth Management, E-commerce, Finance, General and Marketing programs at the Trafalgar campus. Hildegard can be reached at extension 2237 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also pleased to welcome Erin Mitzel to the Faculty of Business as temporary receptionist.
Erin is replacing Hildegard Salama at the Trafalgar Reception Desk located in B326 until Lesley Rumsby’s return. Erin can be reached at extension 2934 or erin.mitzel @sheridanc.on.ca
Associate Dean Stuart Munro has decided to retire from Sheridan’s Faculty of Business.
“After much thoughtful planning and consideration, Stuart Munro, Associate Dean, Faculty of Business has decided to retire from Sheridan effective November 1, 2011,” said William Holmes, Dean, Faculty of Business.
Stu has served the College in a variety of capacities since 1984 when he joined the Finance Department as Controller. Stu moved to the Faulty of Business where he spent the first 11 years as member of the faculty team teaching a variety of courses relating to finance and accounting.
In 2000, Stu joined the academic management team in Business as an Associate Dean, where he was known for his financial competence and capabilities.
“While I have not personally worked with Stu, I can speak for all of his colleagues in wishing him all the very best as he enters this new chapter of his life,” said Holmes.
Professor Joan Condie of the Sheridan Faculty of Business has accepted the role of Associate Dean, Program Development and Quality Assurance in the Network for Innovation and Leadership in Education (NILES). Joan has extensive experience in teaching and program coordination in the Business Administration – Human Resources Management program, and has provided academic advising for students and peer mentoring and coaching for new faculty and has acted as curriculum consultant for new course development in NILES.
Joan Condie will begin her new position as Associate Dean on Monday September 12, 2011.
“With Joan’s leadership, we look forward to continuing to build our partnership within the Sheridan community in supporting new program development and quality assurance across the academic areas. Please join me in welcoming Joan into her new role,” said Melanie Spence-Ariemma, Dean, Academic Strategic Planning and Development, NILES.
Members of the Faculty of Business began to move their materials into the new offices at The Hazel McCallion campus in the heart of Mississauga. While most of the campus is complete there are still a myriad of finishing touches to be added to the building and the equipment. Sheridan IT technicians were hard at work setting up and testing the classroom technology to ensure a trouble-free start-up for September.
The day began with an Building Orientation Briefing to acquaint the faculty and staff with the new HMC campus which is still undergoing significant construction and finishing. Following the briefing, faculty and staff were taken on tours of the new campus and their new office space.
August 8 marks the move date for Office of the Registrar, Student Services (including the Assessment Centre) and Library Staff.
In September 2011 the HMC will accommodate 1,760 students, including 1200 business students and 560 spaces dedicated to the training and re-training of new Canadians, foreign-trained professionals and unemployed workers. The campus will be leading edge in its design, services and programming, and will reflect the Creative Campus for Sheridan.
A group of Sheridan Faculty of Business students were on hand to help celebrate Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s 90th birthday at the recent gala event. More than a 1000 guests including local, provincial and federal dignitaries joined Mayor McCallion at the $350 per plate black-tie event held at the Mississauga Conference Centre.
Mayor McCallion requested that the proceeds of the event go to assist funding Sheridan College’s new Mississauga City Centre campus – now gratefully named The Hazel McCallion Campus. The new campus will be home to Sheridan’s Faculty of Business and will eventually accommodate nearly 5000 students in undergraduate, graduate certificate and degree business programs.
Sheridan students were invited to attend Mayor McCallion’s birthday event courtesy of the generosity of Randy Pilon, President & CEO of Virox Technologies Inc. Mr. Pilon is a generous benefactor, a graduate of the Sheridan Faculty of Business, and a member of the Sheridan Faculty of Business Hall of Fame, and the creator and sponsor of the annual Virox Future Forum which brings top business students together with influential business speakers.
Two of our 3 Year Advanced Ontario Diploma in Business Administration - Marketing graduates Anthony Guidotti and Nathalie Fassano graduated from HAN University in Arnhem in the Netherlands in June 2010 with Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Management Studies. “Both students did very well to complete their degrees in a foreign country and adapted well during their studies,” said Professor Charles Minken, Sheridan School of Business liaison with Han University.
Nathalie also graduated from Han with distinction due to her high academic achievement in her program. These are the first Sheridan Graduates completing their diploma at HAN.
HAN University is also an exchange study partner with Sheridan’s Bachelor of Applied Business in Global Business Management studies. Currently a number of other Sheridan graduates from Sheridan School of Business 3 year Finance and 3 year Advertising Diploma programs are studying at HAN.
Nipissing University offers their courses on-site at Sheridan College to allow Sheridan graduates to complete their Bachelor of Commerce degree (B.Comm) in about 12 months by offering a full selection of small classes and tutorials lead by expert professors. Students would normally complete the required 15 courses for the degree over a three semester period.
Griffith University Convocation was held on September 25, 2010 and 3 Sheridan business students graduated. Sheridan School of Business Dean, Dr. William Holmes attended on behalf of the School of Business.
“Both attending graduates enthusiastically endorsed their Griffith University experience and commented that their studies at Sheridan had prepared them well academically. The opportunity for Sheridan graduates to complete degrees at prestigious institutions like Griffith University in Australia is just one of the many important educational and professional pathways available for our students,” said Dean Dr. William Holmes.
Griffith University is spread over five campuses between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in south-east Queensland. Our students are perfectly placed to make the most of everything Queensland has to offer academically, culturally and geographically.
Students can get information about Sheridan’s University on Campus visits by visiting the Student Services link.
Julie Blair, Program Support Specialist, has taken her leave of the Sheridan School of Business to pursue other more relaxed activities.
Julie plans to travel, re-discover bridge, play more golf and generally fill her life with fun and adventure. Everyone from the Sheridan School of Business bids Julie Blair a fun-filled and happy retirement. We’ll miss her contributions to the school and wish her well.
Congratulations to Jessica Hinchliffe on her new position as Administrative Assistant in the School of Community and Liberal Studies. Jessica joined the Sheridan School of Business in February 2009.
In the short time she has been with us she has brought excitement and energy to the School. Jessica will be starting her new role on Monday, September 20th.
We will miss her but she won’t be too far away.
Families, friends, and guests watched with pride as more than 1000 Sheridan School of Business students graduated from their programs in two ceremonies at Convocation 2010 Sheridan College. Hammerson Hall at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre was the site of the recent Sheridan College convocations with graduates from 27 Business programs in the annual graduation event.
Graduates from the Business Administration programs were conferred with their diploma at the morning ceremony, while graduates of Advertising, Office Administration, Court and Tribunal Agent, Paralegal, and Tourism and Travel programs and the graduate certificate programs including Financial Planning, Business Process Management, and Project Management received their diploma in the afternoon ceremony.
The Sheridan Business convocations featured speakers Craig Worden, Senior Vice-president and Managing Director – Public Affairs Pollara Strategic Insights, and Ginny Dybenko, Dean, School of Business and Economics, Wilfred Laurier University, who each shared their particular insights into making connections in the current business milieu.
Alumni speakers, Seth Stover, Marketing 2009 and Rosana Filipe, Human Resources 2008 each brought greetings to the new graduates of their recent journeys along the career path. Valedictory addresses were delivered by Lindsay Sherry, Advertising 2010, and Laurie Bouchard, Accounting 2010.
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Neil Robb Returns as Associate Dean
Neil Robb has again joined the Sheridan School of Business as Associate Dean to assume program responsibilities and to assist in the move to the Mississauga City Centre Campus planned for September 2011. Robb’s program responsibilities will include General Business, Accounting, Accounting For Internationally Trained Accountants, E-Commerce Management, and Business Communications.
Former Local 244 Union President, faculty member Doug Law retires after an extensive career at Sheridan College. A professor since 1984, Law was also long time president of the OPSEU Local 244 Faculty Union.
Sheridan School of Business professor Neil Beattie retires this year after serving as a faculty member since 1990. Beattie taught Sheridan undergraduate and graduate marketing students and came to the college after a long career in marketing.
John Janzen Retires
After more than 27 years as a professor in the Sheridan School of Business, John Janzen has decided to retire. A faculty member since 1986, Janzen was lead professor in software based courses for the Finance and Accounting programs.
John intends to return to the Sheridan School of Business to continue to teach a few courses on a part-time basis.
Sheridan School of Business Academic Awards Event
The Sheridan School of Business Academic Awards Event will be held May 26 in MacDonald-Heaslip Hall. More than 100 awards valued at more than $60,000 will be presented to deserving School of Business students.
Sheridan College Convocation 2010
The annual Sheridan College Convocation event will be held at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre on Tuesday June 8 at 10:00 am for Business Administration programs and at 3:00 pm for Advertising, Paralegal, Office Administration, Travel Tourism, and all School of Business Graduate programs.