Further to last month's announcements of Naheed Bardaj and Tanya Sweeney to head the Upper and Prep Schools at Upper Canada College, principal Sam McKinney, with Bardaj and Sweeney, today announced organizational alignments, effective July 1st, 2018.
Scott Cowie has been appointed Dean of Student Life and Wellbeing. Scott will oversee the College's whole-school approach to co-curricular programs including Athletics, CAS, Horizons and Norval. In addition, Scott will lead all aspects of the College's wellbeing programs and services. Scott has been an invaluable member of UCC's faculty since 1999 and has held leadership roles including most recently Senior Division Head.
In the Upper School, Fiona Marshall has been appointed Assistant Head, Student Affairs. Fiona will oversee all aspects of student leadership at the Upper School such as our House system and Advising program as well as behaviour expectations. Marshall returns to UCC from Branksome Hall, where she was an Instructional Leader and member of the Academic Leadership Team this past year. Prior to that Fiona was at UCC for seven years as Senior House Adviser and chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department.
Also in the Upper School, Deirdre Timusk has been appointed Assistant Head, Operations. In her new role Deirdre will oversee the Upper School's daily activities including assemblies, special events and programming, and guest speakers, as well as take on new strategic projects. Deirdre has been at the College since 2002 where she has been a member of our Senior House Advisers Committee, and was most recently Director of CAS. Recently she dedicated her talents to co-founding the CIS Ontario Women's Network and hosting its first event at UCC. In the Prep School, Gareth Evans has been appointed Assistant Head, Middle Division. Gareth will oversee and support all activity for students and faculty at the Prep in Years 6 to 7. Gareth started at UCC in 2005 and brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role including Senior House Adviser in Boarding, Middle School Athletics Director and Year 8 Chair.
Also in the Prep School, David Girard has been appointed Assistant Head, Primary Division. David will oversee and support all activity for students and faculty at the Prep in SK to Year 5. David started at UCC in 2002 as a Year 5 Form Teacher, and since 2005 David has provided stellar leadership in his role as the Prep's Dean of Students.
McKinney said, "we are thrilled that these fine teachers, with their proven dedication to delivering transformational learning experiences and passion for inspiring others to be their best selves, have committed to helping us achieve our goals, as we head into the 200th anniversary of our school.
About Upper Canada College: UCC is internationally recognized as one of North America's foremost boys' schools. Educating tomorrow's leaders and innovators since 1829, UCC enrolls more than 1,200 students in Senior Kindergarten through Year 12. UCC has one of the largest and most generous financial assistance programs, offering $5 million each year. With sports, arts and educational facilities on 16 hectares and boarding for 87 students, UCC has one of the broadest International Baccalaureate programs in the country.
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