Georgian welcomes new Associate Vice President, Academic

Georgian’s incoming Associate Vice President, Academic (AVPA) will be Sheila West, the college’s current Dean of Health, Wellness and Sciences (HWS).

Sheila brings to the role more than 20 years of progressive academic leadership experience within the Ontario college system in the areas of health and allied health programs. 

She joined Georgian in 2019 and since 2020 has served as the Dean of HWS, overseeing the academic delivery of a diverse suite of regulated and non-regulated health profession programs. 

Sheila West, new AVPA, woman with medium-length brown hair, wearing blazer and black shirt sitting down in student lounge at Barrie Campus

During the pandemic, Sheila’s steadfast leadership of the HWS portfolio and her collaboration with colleagues across our campuses, were invaluable to the Georgian community and critical for our students’ success.

– Dr. Yael Katz, Vice President, Academic

Sheila holds a master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Toronto with a focus on acute care and health teaching. 

She’s the recipient of several awards, including the Award of Excellence and Innovation in Partnerships and Collaboration with the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, the Innovation for Practical Nursing Education Award, and the Distinguished Faculty and Helping Hands Awards from Humber College.

What excites me the most about becoming the Associate Vice President, Academic is the opportunity to have a broader impact in advancing our institution’s academic direction. This role also presents a unique opportunity to contribute to institutional policies, partnerships, initiatives and resources that can significantly influence the learning experience and outcomes for all students – something I’m very passionate about.

– Sheila

Over the course of her career, Sheila has sat on numerous committees and advisory boards and currently holds a Board of Directors position with Victoria Village and sits on the WeRPN Research Advisory Council.

Sheila’s first day as AVPA is Sept. 18. 

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