Education Council

Members

Group Photo of Education Council Members

VCC's Education Council is made up of ten faculty members, four student representatives, five educational administrators (including one Indigenous educational administrator), and two support staff. The president is an ex officio member.

Faculty Representatives (elected for two-year term: November to October)

  • Natasha Mandryk, Arts and Sciences – EdCo Chair (Jan 2024 – Dec 2024)
    Nov 2023–Oct 2025
  • Sarah Kay, Arts and Sciences
    Nov 2022–Oct 2024
  • Lisa Beveridge, Health Sciences
    Nov 2023–Oct 2025
  • Heidi Parisotto, Health Sciences
    Nov 2022–Oct 2024
  • Belinda Kaplan, Hospitality, Food Studies & Applied Business
    Nov 2022–Oct 2024
  • Louise Dannhauer, Trades, Technology & Design – EdCo Vice-Chair (Apr 2024 – Dec 2024)
    Nov 2023–Oct 2025
  • Todd Rowlatt, Library & Learning Centre – EdCo Executive (Jan 2024 – Dec 2024)
    Nov 2023–Oct 2025
  • Emily Simpson, Instructor Education; Centre for Teaching, Learning & Research – EdCo Executive (Apr 2024 – Dec 2024)
    Nov 2023–Oct 2025
  • Brianna Higgins, Student Success
    Nov 2023–Oct 2024
  • Derek Sproston, College-at-Large
    Nov 2022–Oct 2024

Educational Administrators (appointed by the President for a two-year term: January to December)

  • Dave McMullen, Registrar
    Jan 2023–Dec 2024
  • David Wells, Vice President, Academic & Research
    Jan 2023–Dec 2024
  • Shirley Lew, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
    Jan 2023–Dec 2024
  • Dennis Innes, Dean, School of Hospitality, Food Studies & Applied Business
    Jan 2023–Dec 2024
  • David Kirk, Dean, Curriculum & Pedagogy
    Jan 2024–Dec 2025

Student Representatives (elected for a one-year term: November to October)

  • Simranjot Kaur, College-at-Large
    Nov 2023–Oct 2024
  • Marcus Ng, College-at-Large
    Nov 2023–Oct 2024
  • Jessica Ligeralde, College-at-Large
    Nov 2023–Oct 2024
  • Dana Valeria Rodriguez Arellano, College-at-Large
    Nov 2023–Oct 2024

Support Staff (elected for a two-year term: November to October)

  • Kseniia Osipova, College-at-Large
    Nov 2023–Oct 2025
  • Vivian Munroe, College-at-Large
    Nov 2023–Oct 2025

Ex Officio

  • Ajay Patel, President & CEO