SUDBURY – Cambrian College’s Board of Governors is pleased to welcome four new members who bring with them unique perspectives, experiences and expertise that will be invaluable to the College as it moves forward with its next Strategic Plan. The new members will assume their duties in September.
Chief of Police, Greater Sudbury Police Service
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. During his 35 years in policing, Pedersen has moved through progressively senior leadership positions, including Investigative Services and Community Services.
Pedersen holds a Master 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.
Since assuming his new position, Pedersen has embraced Sudbury and has been an enthusiastic supporter of many community organizations. He is vice-chair of the Sudbury Food Bank, on the Board of St. John Ambulance and the St. Josephs Foundation, a member of the Rotary Club and has participated in countless community events and fundraising initiatives, including the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.
Director of Sustainable Development, Wahnapitae First Nation
Recollet’s ties with Cambrian College run deep. The alumna graduated in 2000 with a diploma in Native Lands Management, and while she was a student at Cambrian, was vice-president of the Cambrian Native Students’ Association. After graduating, she worked for three years in the College’s Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services as the Aboriginal Peer Mentor/Co-ordinator.
In her current position as Wahnapitae First Nation’s director of sustainable development, she is responsible for developing community-based environmental projects, programs, plans and policies. She volunteers as founding president of the Aboriginal Environment Leadership Circle.
Recollet holds a Master of Science degree 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.
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.
Student, Bachelor of Nursing degree program
Deshaw is entering her third year in Cambrian’s Bachelor of Nursing degree program. She moved to French River, then Sudbury, from Erieau, near Chatham-Kent in southwestern Ontario.
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.
Deshaw joined the Board of Governors to become more involved in the school and give a voice to students at a higher level. Upon graduating, she plans to stay in northern Ontario and work in community nursing.
In September, the new additions to the Board will join the following members in providing strategic direction for the College:
Bernard (Bernie) Freelandt
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