Jason Hunter

Vice-President, Student and Community Engagement (SCE)
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Jason joined Humber in 2009 as Dean of Students, and was appointed Vice President, Student and Community Engagement in 2013. Jason’s career spans more than 25 years at a number of postsecondary institutions across North America. Prior to his current role, he spent 12 years as Dean of Students, four at Humber and eight years at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Jason is currently the chair of the provincial Coordinating Committee of Vice Presidents Students (CCVPS), co-leads the Canadian SEM Summit, an independent forum for dialogue on Strategic Enrolment Management issues, and co-sponsors Humber’s Academic and SEM Plans.

Jason has led a focus on active community engagement, reorienting and aligning key elements of student services and taking a strong divisional focus on assessment in order to demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of services and programs on student success. Jason has worked in partnership with Humber’s Aboriginal Resource Centre in order to advance institutional commitments to Truth and Reconciliation and the Indigenous Education Protocol. In addition, he has participated in efforts to advance indigenous education provincially, by encouraging collaboration between CCVPA, CCVPS and IPEC, the indigenous voice and advocacy group within the Colleges Ontario structure.  

Jason holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the University of Alberta.

Geraldine Babcock

Director, Community Outreach and Workforce Development
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Geraldine Babcock manages programs that create pathways for individuals to post-secondary education and/or gainful employment. She oversees five community employment services centres, immigrant bridging and language programs and pre-apprenticeship programs.

Geraldine joined Humber in 2012 as the Director of Community Outreach and Workforce Development. Since then, the COWD team has expanded its pre-apprenticeship training, bridging programs and the mentoring partnership for internationally trained individuals. COWD has also implemented the Youth Job Link and Canada Ontario Jobs Grant at the five Employment Service sites, and created tailored job fairs and industry panels. Geraldine also focuses on and has also increased industry and community partnerships.

With over 35 years of experience, Geraldine has worked in program and policy development, program management and frontline work in community-based organizations. Past roles include managing the youth programs unit for the city of Toronto, including the Youth Employment Partnership Network and alternative programs for street youth.

Geraldine holds a bachelor’s degree from York University.

Shelley Charles

Elder / Advisor on Indigenous Relations
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Shelley Charles provides guidance and education on Indigenous issues, including leadership to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, and staff and faculty through culturally-appropriate initiatives. Her portfolio includes external Indigenous community relations and outreach, advising on internal relations and partnerships, liaising with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and facilitating cultural programming and education.

Shelley has studied the culture and ceremonies of the Midewiwin faith keepers for over 30 years, and has worked extensively with First Nations communities across Canada and the United States.  She attained her third degree and Masters of Indigenous Philosophy, “Aandaa Wiinjigewin” from the Seven Generations Institute in Fort Frances, Ontario, endorsed by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. 

Recognized as an Elder and leader in her home community of Georgina Island First Nation, Shelley Charles is committed to preserving cultural knowledge and language.

Jelena Dukic

Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Divisional Assessment
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As manager, Strategic Initiatives and Divisional Assessment, Jelena Dukic is responsible for leading assessment activities across the division and supporting the college’s Strategic Enrolment Management framework and related learner-focused initiatives.

Jelena joined Humber’s department of Student Success and Engagement in 2012, and has been in an assessment-focused role since 2013. Over that period, she has supported the publication of Humber’s first Academic Plan and led the design and publication of the SCE strategic and assessment frameworks.

Prior to joining Humber, Jelena worked at University of Victoria in roles that included responsibility for student engagement programming and student affairs assessment. She has over eight years of experience managing research, assessment and evaluation projects.

Jelena holds an MA from the faculty of Education at University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She recently completed a project management certificate at Humber College and will begin her EdD in Education Leadership at Western in Fall 2018.

Chantal Joy

Associate Dean, Transition and Academic Support
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Chantal Joy is responsible for advising and career services, academic learning supports, and programs designed to support Humber students’ transition in, through and out of college. This portfolio includes the First Year Experience mentorship program, Orientation, Leadership Academy, the Co-curricular Record and Grad Life.  Chantal leads Humber’s integrated advising initiatives, linking in-school advising with advising in other administrative areas. She is also co-chair of Humber’s SEM Student Success and Retention committee. 

Chantal initially joined Humber in 2011 as director of Student Life Programs, moving to focus on the integrated advising mandate in 2013 as the director of Advising and Student Academic Support.  

Prior to joining Humber, Chantal spent over 20 years leading the development and delivery of quality programs and services at institutions including York University and the University of Guelph. 

Chantal holds a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, a nationally recognized preparation program for higher education administrators.

Sheetal Kapoor

Executive Assistant, Vice-President, Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness and Vice-President, Student and Community Engagement
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Sheetal Kapoor is executive assistant to the vice-president, Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness and the vice-president, Student and Community Engagement.

Joining Humber’s Executive Office in 2017, Sheetal supports the senior management team through effective daily management of divisional operations. She supports the implementation of strategic initiatives and the mandate of the executive office. 

Prior to her role at Humber, Sheetal provided executive level support to senior leaders in both the private and public sectors, including positions at Unilever and Citibank. Most recently she was executive assistant to the vice-president of corporate project governance at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. 

Sheetal holds a B.Sc. from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, India and holds a project management certificate from Sheridan College.

Cynthia McKeich

Libraries Director
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Cynthia McKeich leads a dynamic team of library professionals at Humber. As libraries director, Cynthia oversees collection development, managing both electronic and traditional print resources, and is responsible for innovative library services and spaces. 

Joining Humber in 2017, Cynthia brings over seventeen years of experience in academic libraries to her new role. Most recently she held various roles at Seneca College, from Information Services librarian, to Library Campus manager, to manager of Library User Services.

Cynthia has been an active member of the Ontario Library Association where she held the role of president of the Ontario College and University Library Association.

Cynthia holds an Honours B.A. in English and a master’s degree in Library Science, both from the University of Toronto.

Jen McMillen

Dean of Students
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Jen McMillen is responsible for the vision, planning and implementation of programs and services to help shape the student learning environment and overall educational experience.

Jen joined Humber in April 2010 as the director of Student Access, Wellness & Development.  Since then, she has led student mental health initiatives, including introducing training for over 1,300 faculty and staff.  Leading the wegotyou.humber.ca campaign, Jen has helped connect students to supports and services throughout an innovative technology platform. She has also boosted programming around inclusion and diversity.

Jen has additionally shown leadership at the provincial level, securing funding for and implementing Mental Health First Aid Training for college campuses across the province.

Prior to joining Humber, Jen worked at several Ontario universities in roles that included responsibility for student services, student engagement, human rights policy development, and diversity issues.

Jen holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Toronto (OISE) and a bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University.

Meg Houghton

Associate Dean, Student Wellness and Equity
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Meg Houghton leads Humber’s efforts to promote student wellness and inclusion through her work as associate dean of Student Wellness and Equity. The role includes responsibilities for Residence Life, Health, Counselling, Student Intervention and Support, Accessible Learning Services and Testing Services, Office of Student Conduct, and Diversity Programs. 

Prior to joining Humber College in 2013, Meg held Student Affairs leadership roles in the CEGEP, college and university sectors in both Canada and the United States.  Provincially, she has held both leadership and advisory roles with the Council of Educators of Toronto, the Ontario University and College Health Association, the College Committee on Disability Issues, the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Continuing and Professional Learning.

Meg received a Bachelor of Arts from Graceland University, and a Master of Social Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University.  She also completed the Public Executive certificate program from Queen’s University.  

Barb Riach

Registrar
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As registrar, Barb Riach is responsible for enrolment management, including forecasting, recruitment, admissions and financial aid.  She also oversees academic record management, together with registration, transcript integrity and convocation.

Barb provides administrative leadership and strategic direction in developing and managing college-wide policies and procedures that contribute to effective long-term planning and the successful operation of the college.

Joining Humber in 1997 as a liaison officer, Riach has moved through progressively senior management positions within the registrar’s office.

Riach holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, a B.Ed. from Brock University, and is also a graduate of Humber’s Public Relations program.

Ray Chateau

Director, Athletics
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As Humber’s director of Athletics and Recreation, Ray Chateau is responsible for leading, planning and implementing a broad spectrum of programs and services that help to engage students through participation in athletic and recreation activities.

Ray joined Humber in 2000 as the program coordinator of the Business Administration, Professional Golf Management program. His work redeveloping and advancing the program was recognized with several awards, including the Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT) award and a Humber College’s Distinguished Faculty Award. He became Humber’s director of Athletics in 2013.  

Ray also contributed substantially as head coach of Humber's varsity golf team for twelve years, leading the team to a record-setting 10 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) men's national championships. He also served as Team Canada's head coach for the World University Championships from 2004 to 2011. In 2012, Ray was the recipient of the CCAA's Coaching Excellence Award across all sports. He is currently the president of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.

Ray holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Western University. 

Janene Christiansen

Associate Registrar, Student Systems and Reporting
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Janene Christiansen is associate registrar of Student Systems and Reporting, responsible for the strategic development and on-going maintenance of the Banner Student modules for Humber’s Student Information System (SIS). The role includes oversight of security provisioning, identity access, business process enhancement, and policies and procedures. She is also responsible for ministry, college and ad hoc reporting.

Janene came to Humber in 2010 after almost a decade in the higher education sector. She has held progressive roles in the office of the Registrar.

Janene holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Western University.  

Debbie Falconi

Deputy Registrar, Service Initiatives
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As deputy registrar responsible for Service Initiatives, Deb is responsible for the delivery of efficient and effective services in and beyond the college’s contact centre, communications and quality assurance realm. Deb develops, implements and benchmarks Registrar’s Office service initiatives, leads the development of policies and procedures, and manages the resolution of student concerns.

Deb joined Humber in 2002 as Contact Centre manager and has progressed through a variety of roles overseeing Customers Service, Admissions, Records and Registration.

Sarah Peake

Associate Registrar, Enrolment Services
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As associate registrar of Enrolment Services, Sarah Peake provides administrative leadership to the teams responsible for recruiting and admitting new students, and delivering financial aid and transfer credit services.  She is responsible for developing and managing policies and procedures for these areas, and contributes to the long-term and strategic planning processes of the division and the college.

Before joining Humber in 2012, Sarah held management roles in Admissions and Business Development at Georgian and Sheridan Colleges. 

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto, and is working towards a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership at Royal Roads University.  

Tanis Boak

Associate Registrar, Lakeshore
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As associate registrar at the Lakeshore Campus, Tanis Boak provides leadership, management and administration of all Office of the Registrar functions as they relate to the Lakeshore Campus. She works with the Registrar, the Campus Principal and other School and Department heads to establish, maintain and deliver Office of the Registrar services and achieve enrolment targets for the campus. 

Joining Humber in 2005, and previously working at Niagara College, Tanis has experience in various areas of the registrar's office, including student recruitment, admissions, contact centre/customer service, records and registration. 

Tanis holds a BA in Sociology from Brock University and a Public Relations Graduate Certificate from Niagara College.

Clay MacDougall

Deputy Registrar, Academic Services
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Strategic Framework

The Division of Student and Community Engagement (SCE) provides front-line support for Humber's learners (both students and clients), and aids the college in achieving our shared goals as articulated in the strategic and academic plans.

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