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MHC announces new vice-president academic

Vicky Roy, vice-president academic
February 26, 2020

Medicine Hat College (MHC) is pleased to announce Dr. Vicky Roy as its next vice-president academic, effective Apr. 20, 2020.

Roy holds a PhD in education technologies and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec. She currently serves as the associate dean of marketing management programs at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and has a wealth of experience in leading, developing, launching and delivering innovative courses and programs through on campus, blended learning and online methods. Her research interests are focused on entrepreneurship, strategic management, leadership and online learning.

In addition to managing education at post-secondary institutions in Quebec and British Columbia, Roy’s background spans publishing, communications, marketing and advertising, and telecommunications sectors. She is also a director at the Burnaby Board of Trade and has worked at a senior management level for large private and non-profit organizations.

Her passion for education and excellence has earned her numerous awards from SAIT, including the Cisco e-Learning Chair position, the Chartered Accountants Education Foundation Teaching Prize, and the DIRTT Innovation Trailblazer Award. She also received the Instructor Excellence Award for the School of Business in 2018.

"We are incredibly fortunate to welcome someone with Vicky’s depth of experience and vision to Medicine Hat College. Her extensive background in program development and delivery methods aligns well with our own strategic direction," says Kevin Shufflebotham, president and CEO of MHC. “I’m confident that she has the knowledge, skills, and creativity needed to help move our institution forward.”

Roy is eager to join the college and community as a servant and transformational leader, aiming to support faculty, staff and students to develop and perform at their highest level, while enhancing motivation, morale and performance through mentorship and coaching.

“The best part about an academic life at Medicine Hat College is the opportunity to work closely with smart people from diverse academic disciplines,” says Roy. “I look forward to being exposed to many different viewpoints and realities working vertically across the institution, with faculty who do the hands-on work of learning innovation, as well as the people leading the educational efforts.”

Roy says that she believes the college plays an important role in the future of this region.

“The president and his team are working hard to create new stories with the people they serve to take MHC to the next level. I want to be a part of this story.”