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.