Smart Education in Canada : Police chief joins Cambrian’s board of directors

Four new members have been welcomed to Cambrian College's board of governors. The new members will assume their duties in September.

Paul Pedersen

Greater Sudbury Police chief Pedersen has been at the helm of the Greater Sudbury Police Service since May 5, 2014. He came to Sudbury from the York Regional Police Service. He holds a masters of Public Administration from Western University, as well as a diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. He has taught at Sheridan and Seneca colleges. He is vice-chair of the Sudbury Food Bank, on the Board of St. John Ambulance and the St. Josephs Foundation, and an active member of the Rotary Club.

Cheryl Recollet

Director of Sustainable Development, Wahnapitae First Nation Recollet’s ties with Cambrian College run deep. She graduated in 2000 with a diploma in Native Lands Management and was vice-president of the Cambrian Native Students’ Association while a student. After graduating, she worked for three years in the College’s Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services as the Aboriginal peer mentor/co-ordinator. Now Wahnapitae First Nation’s director of sustainable development, Recollet develops community-based environmental projects, programs, plans and policies. She volunteers as founding president of the Aboriginal Environment Leadership Circle. She holds a masters of Science in environmental assessment from McGill University, as well as undergraduate degrees in geography and anthropology from Laurentian University and an executive certificate in conflict management from the University of Windsor.

Kati McCartney

Energy and Sustainability Manager, Laurentian University A former Cambrian College professor, McCartney is Laurentian’s first manager of energy and sustainability. She brings to the Board a solid knowledge of sustainability and the environment. Her previous positions include quality assurance coordinator and senior environmental analyst and section leader at Vale. She also helped develop two courses at Cambrian: Air Pollution Abatement and Air Quality Monitoring.

McCartney has a Bachelor of Science – Honours Chemistry degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Master of Science – Chemical Sciences degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Laurentian University. McCartney is highly involved in the Sudbury community, with volunteer positions on the Science North Business Affairs Committee, Cambrian’s Program Advisory Committee for Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment and the steering committee for the Greater Sudbury Community/Municipal Energy Plan.

Korey Deshaw

Student, Bachelor of Nursing degree program Deshaw is entering her third year in Cambrian’s Bachelor of Nursing degree program. She was a student ambassador for the past two years, taking prospective students and their families on campus tours. In her spare time, Deshaw is a coach for the Nickel District Soccer Association. She joined the board of governors to become more involved in the school and give a voice to students at a higher level.

In September, the new additions to the Board will join the following members in providing strategic direction for the college: Marc Boudreau, John Cochrane, Bernard (Bernie) Freelandt, Janet Gasparini, Martin Holmberg, Lianne Ley, Steve Mantler, David McNeil, Jo-Anne Palkovits, Daryl Park, Glen Retty and Ron Sarazin.

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