Okanagan College welcomes new Dean, Arts and Foundational Programs

By College Relations | July 27, 2022
           

New Dean of Arts and Foundational Programs Dr. Judith Anderson

Okanagan College is welcoming an award-winning Arts educator and researcher to its academic leadership team.

Dr. Judith Anderson will be joining Okanagan College as Dean, Arts and Foundation Programs, which offers a wide array of arts university studies programming, including a new applied Arts degree, along with multiple levels of Adult Upgrading, English Language and Adult Special Education for students at all four campuses.

“Judith brings a breadth of experience to Okanagan College. She taught extensively while offering insight into humanities and social sciences through research, and she has a deep understanding of how work-integrated learning can be utilized within the post-secondary environment. We are confident she will quickly become a valued leader to Okanagan College students, faculty, instructors, and the organization as a whole,” says Dr. Andrew Hay, Okanagan College Provost and Vice President Academic.

Anderson holds a PhD from the University of Alberta, following undergraduate and graduate studies at the universities of Oxford, Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Anderson served as an Associate Dean at NorQuest College in the former Faculty of Health and Community Studies, where she oversaw 14 academic programs as well as the faculty’s work-integrated learning department. She previously led NorQuest’s Office of Student Judicial Affairs, which assists students, staff and faculty to resolve and prevent issues related to student rights and responsibilities.

Besides being a qualified mediator, Anderson has 10 years of experience teaching university level English at NorQuest College and the University of Alberta. She has published and presented research on medieval and early modern English literature, Canadian pride parades, as well as academic integrity.

Before she began working in post-secondary, Anderson worked in various roles at the Manitoba Theatre Centre as a dramaturge, assistant director and Fringe Festival site manager.

Anderson officially joins OC on Aug. 22. She replaces former Arts and Foundational Programs Dean Dr. Robert Huxtable, who retired from Okanagan College in June after 41 years of service with the institution.



Tags: Arts University Studies, Inside OC

TOP STORIES

RELATED STORIES

Sign up for weekly stories




Trending

ActiveTransportationCorridor-600x400
Minister and Mayor open Kelowna’s newest active transportation corridor for riders

June 14, 2022

The Casorso active transportation corridor (ATC) between Raymer Ave. and KLO Rd. is the latest addition to Kelowna’s cycling network and it is now ready for riders. The B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Honourable Rob Fleming, visited Okanagan College to recognize and celebrate the completion of this project. The College is one of the main destinations connected along the Ethel Casorso ATC corridor stretching from Downtown Kelowna to the Pandosy Urban Centre. “Having safe and convenient routes for walking, cycling and acti...

Read more...
Animation student
Artistic students design future careers in animation

June 7, 2022

Grads of Okanagan College’s Animation Diploma program are finding their skills have never been in higher demand. First- and second-year students showed samples of their artwork and demo reels to industry partners at OC’s annual Animation Industry Night on May 17. “Lots of the work was very professional,” says James Wood, Chair of Okanagan College’s Animation Department. “Our program is short, but intense. The instructors make sure the students have a realistic understanding of what they need do to succeed in a competitive and demanding wo...

Read more...
JAMK campus
OC Business students embrace international study again

May 30, 2022

Business students from Okanagan College are once again able to travel to Jyväskylä, Finland to experience an international summer school at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences.  Finland’s education system is widely regarded as one of the best in the world.  OC Business Professor Blair Baldwin, who has taught Services Design at JAMK for several summers, says working in Finland has helped him innovate and create new teaching methodologies. “JAMK employs experiential learning across its curriculum,” he says. “They stress critical thinkin...

Read more...
Enactus 2022
Enactus Okanagan College tops the field, sets sights on national championships

May 27, 2022

Okanagan College students will once again be competing for the Canadian title after qualifying for the Enactus National Exposition with a first-place finish in their league during the semi-final round. Enactus teams at post-secondary institutions across Canada competed virtually earlier this month, and Okanagan College scooped up top position in the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge, and runner-up in the Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge for the Unusually Good Food Co. project. It also included national runner-up in Shaw and RBC accelerators...

Read more...