Baldev Pooni brings to Georgian more than 25 years of experience in the college sector. He’s held progressively responsible academic and senior management positions in the community college system in Canada. Along with teaching, Baldev has served as Vice President of Education and Student Services, Dean of Trades and Technology, and Chair of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology. Prior to his postsecondary career, his work experience ranged from apprentice technician to research mechanical engineer.
Baldev’s broad range of experience includes academic and strategic planning, and program review and renewal. He’s led numerous efforts that resulted in expanded academic pathways with university partners, as well as innovations in technology-enhanced learning, Aboriginal programming, international education and continuing education. Baldev has also served as a representative for colleges in British Columbia on ministry-led initiatives in such areas as education planning and trades training development.
At Georgian, Baldev is helping to advance and achieve the college’s strategic vision and mandate. He is responsible for all programming in the classroom and for providing leadership to six deans and directors and more than 1,100 faculty members across the college’s seven campuses.
Baldev leads and empowers an experienced and dedicated team of academic, administrative and support staff to champion strategic academic planning, program review, quality assurance and development. Baldev also oversees university partnerships, strategic enrolment management, and applied research to achieve excellence in teaching, learning and student success at Georgian. He provides effective stewardship of capital and operational resources, and contributes to community support and development by fostering strong partnerships and college fundraising efforts.
Baldev holds a Master of Science in Application of Computers in Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Teesside University in England.