Capilano University welcomes new Regional Director for kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus

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Capilano University is pleased to welcome Micki McCartney to the role of Regional Director, kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast Campus starting October 7, 2019. McCartney will provide oversight and leadership for all aspects of the campus operations and facilities on the Sunshine Coast, in collaboration with other University departments.

McCartney brings proven experience in internal and external community engagement initiatives with industry and business leaders, advancing and fostering partnerships and initiatives within the region. As the University leadership’s representative on the Sunshine Coast, Micki will also liaise with key stakeholders in the community such as the Sechelt (shíshálh) First Nation, School District 46 and the local business community.

Micki comes to Capilano University following 13 years at Vancouver Island University (VIU), where her roles included coordinator of the Centre for Experiential Learning and Career Services, administrator of an Indigenous Intern Leadership program and acting campus manager (Powell River campus). She actively participated Indigenization efforts at VIU, which included working groups, learning circles, and course development.  

At VIU she taught and co-taught courses aligned with work-integrated learning and co-op education. She is currently the chair of the Accountability Council for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning – BC.

Micki holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University and is currently a doctoral candidate (EdD, Organizational Leadership) at Meridian University. Her roots on the Sunshine Coast are deep. Having growing up in Sechelt, she welcomes this opportunity to join Capilano University and reconnect with the communities of the Sunshine Coast.

Submitted by: Linda Munro