Dean, Continuous Professional Learning (CPL)
A leader ‘of firsts’ Frank Cappadocia enjoys the thrill and challenges of new ventures. Frank was the inaugural GM and COO of the Ontario College Student Alliance, representing more than 110,000 college students at 16 Ontario Colleges. From CSA, Frank moved to York University becoming its first Director of the Centre for Student Community and Leadership Development (SCLD) where he was directly engaged in its central relocation and in reconfiguring its relationship with York’s 19 student unions and 392 student clubs. From York, Frank went on Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus becoming its 13th employee and first Associate Dean of Student Affairs. He ended his 12 years at Lakehead Orillia as its first Associate Vice-President of Administration and Community Engagement having launched its Athletics, Wellness, Lifelong-Learning, and Indigenous Initiatives offices.
In his current position as Dean of Humber College’s new Division of Continuous Professional Learning (CPL), Frank’s taken on his sixth inaugural role. Tasked with building Humber’s CPL Division, Frank works with all of Humber’s Senior Deans, CPL Associate-Deans, and dozens of external partners to deliver the 400+ professional courses CPL offers each term. Known to be a solutions-focused, mission-driven leader, Frank’s spent the last 30 years trying to improve the quality of full-time, part-time, and continuing education student, staff, and faculty life. Having outlined some of the 12 executive positions he’s held at Ryerson, York, Lakehead and now Humber, Frank has one of the widest sets of professional lenses in the Ontario’s postsecondary sector.
Known for his quick wit, humour and approachability, Frank continues to maximize opportunities wherever he can find them. He is absorbed and obsessed with everything leadership which is both his personal and professional passion. Frank is the recipient of several provincial and three national level awards recognizing his educational program design successes and is routinely sought out as a leadership consultant and presenter with over 400 workshops he’s facilitated to over 20,000 participants. Frank holds a Master of Arts in Community Leadership from Regis University and – as a lifelong learner – is now completing his MBA in Educational Leadership with the University of Cumbria.
Bridge-builder, co-creator and occasional troublemaker, Frank is proud of his humble beginnings and remains strongly committed to several community-based organizations like Victim Services, World Vision, and the Terry Fox Foundation.
Associate Dean, Centre for Education, Language and Professional Practice - Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
As an educator and administrator, I am most animated when creating organizational and instructional systems that support professional development and access for all types of learners. With over 25 years’ experience as an educator and administrator, I have worked in the private and public sector on three continents and have partnered with organizations and individuals in knowledge building solutions and finding innovative and engaging techniques for supporting individuals in their learning and professional needs.
Accompanying my experience, I am a Doctor of Education Candidate researching networked-based online teaching and learning systems. I also hold an MA as well as a Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Technologies.
I believe that when people work with other people to learn anything, not only are they bringing all their life experiences with them, they are also confronted with a new context, new ideas, and new ways of being and doing. My passion is to support people while together they build new skills, competencies, insights, and ways of doing that achieve results organizationally as well as personally. In my spare time I love stand up paddle boarding, playing and listening to music, reading, and cooking.
Dean, Education & Training Solutions (ETS)
Under the direction of the Vice President - External Affairs & Professional Learning, the Dean, Education & Training Solutions is accountable for the overall development of the Education & Training Solutions, a continuous and professional learning business unit, comprised of the Real Estate Education Programs, corporate training initiatives, Associations & Professional Programs, Credential Testing, Transportation Training and other non-funded programs.
Wanda’s 30+ years of leadership and post-secondary experience at Humber College includes a variety of roles including her most recent role as Principal of Lakeshore Campus, Director of International as well as a number of roles within the Faculty of Business including the Director of Continuous and Professional Learning, CE faculty, Director of Partnership Programs, and Associate Dean in the Business School. Wanda’s recent focus has been on delivering regulated programs for governing bodies such as the Real Estate Council of Ontario and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario. One of Wanda’s greatest pleasures is supporting learners in their educational and career pursuits. Wanda has an MBA from Royal Roads University as well as Bachelor of Education in Adult Education from Brock University.
Associate Dean Program Delivery, Education and Training Solutions Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Miguel's career as an educator has spanned over twenty-five years. More recently, Miguel has spent the last decade delivering world-class experiences in corporate learning and development, graduate programs, and continuous professional learning. Miguel's projects have included postsecondary education in Canada, as well as Europe and Africa, where he has helped meet or exceed financial targets while maximizing operational efficiencies and securing top-level client/learner satisfaction.
Shepherding projects from launch to steady-state optimization, Miguel has leveraged the skills of diverse teams marked by a culture of excellence and resilience. As Humber's current Associate Dean, Program Delivery, for the regulated Real Estate Education Programs, Miguel has integrated the art and science of hybrid learning excellence in a significantly large-scale context while leading transformational initiatives that have led to measurable results — including an average of 4.8/5.0 stars in over 19,000 surveys achieved by a cadre of over 115 real estate professionals/facilitators who have delivered thousands of online facilitated sessions. A lifelong learner, Miguel is pursuing doctoral studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, with a focus on knowledge building in curriculum, teaching and learning.
Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Learning - Faculty of Business
Mike MacDougall is a graduate of both St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB, and the University of Liverpool in the UK. After obtaining his Bachelor of Education degree, Mike worked internationally in Japan for two years before settling in Toronto. Mike joined Humber College in 2011 as the International Program Manager responsible for the Ningbo/Jimei Chinese partnership program before moving on to become the Business Manager for the Faculty of Business in 2012.
In 2016, Mike became the Director of Continuing Education for the Faculty of Business, and was responsible for expanding the Faculty’s online presence, providing flexible learning opportunities for diploma students, re-launching the Centre for Employee Benefits which is Canada’s oldest pension education program, expanding enrollment within existing programming, and the development of several new partnerships with external organizations that have led to the creation of multiple new programs. Now, as Associate Dean, CPL, Mike is committed to furthering the expansion of partnerships, and developing continuous professional learning programming that will address the employment needs of students from Toronto, and across Canada.
Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Learning - Faculty of Social and Community Services
Kim Pavan is an Associate Dean responsible for Continuous Professional Learning in the Faculty of Social and Community Services at Humber College. Her professional background includes 20 years of experience in the Post Secondary Education Administration. Kim has worked at York University, the University of Toronto and for the last 13 years, at Humber College where she has contributed to the college’s best practices in the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for part-time students.
Kim’s skill set includes operations and project management, program development, faculty and staff management, community outreach and development, non-profit org management, adult education and career counseling, international relations, fundraising, and public policy analysis.
Kim’s formal studies include a Double Degree in Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, a Post Graduate Certificate in International Project Management, and an MBA in International Management.
Associate Dean - Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness
Victoria Ryder-Burbidge is an experienced leader and educator with over 20 years in the wellness field. Dedicated to her job, she takes pride in her department providing excellence in professional education. As the Associate Dean of CPL, FHSW, Victoria will ensure the team stays committed to up-to-date, research-based teachings while actively pursuing new, industry driven certifications to help our learners meet their professional goals. With a master's in leadership from the University of Guelph (2106) and the receipt of Humber College's Distinguished Faculty Award (2018), Victoria is uniquely qualified to support her team of dedicated professionals who share her vision. Outside of this role, Victoria spends her days reading and walking her poorly trained but adorable dog.
Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Learning - Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology
Experienced Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Learning and Development, Instructional Design, Change Management (certified in PROSCI-ADKAR methodology), Business Development, Research and Analysis, and Team Building. Proven track record in building local partnerships with industry and other key stakeholders.
Respected for creativity, strategic visioning and stakeholder engagement within the highly competitive non-post-secondary market. Industry experience includes private, public and educational sectors allowing for breadth of knowledge. Consultative leadership style that ensures all stakeholders are involved in some way before any actions are taken.