Staff News (Communiqué)

(Jul 25, 2014) -

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Tania Pynn to the position of Manager, Nursing Programs in the School of Health and Community Services

Tania comes to the College with twenty-two years of clinical experience gained in a wide range of roles including nursing practice and health service coordination and management. With this, she also brings teaching, research and curriculum development experience ...

(Jul 25, 2014) -

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Rich Tatebe to the position of Academic Program Manager in the School of Health and Community Services. Rich will step into the position for the upcoming year and then assess next steps. 

Rich has an Honours Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work from Lakehead University. He has extensive experience in the field. Prior to joining the college, Rich practiced at the Sister Margaret Smith Centre, the Lakehead School Board, the Lakehead Regional Family Centre and continues to provide support to clients of the Thunder Bay Counseling Centre ...

(Jul 25, 2014) -

Here is Shane's announcement again (with a photo this time)   

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Strickland to the position of Associate Dean, School of Health and Community Services. 

Shane comes to us from his position as Faculty Member in the School of Nursing at Lakehead University. He has held that position since 2003. In addition, he has provided academic leadership as Chair of the First Year Curriculum Development Committee, First Year Level Nursing Coordinator, Chair of the Senate Undergraduate Scholarship/Bursary Committee and Chair of the School of Nursing Policy Committee. Shane has been working in collaboration with college faculty in the collaborative BScN program, so he is no stranger to the college ...

(Jul 24, 2014) -

Career Samplers Program Introduces a Young Engineers, Technologists and Inventors Camp for Youth

July 24, 2014, THUNDER BAY, ON – Students in grades 6-12 have been participating in week-long Career Samplers offered by Confederation College throughout the month of July.  New to the Career Samplers program, Confederation College is hosting Thunder Bay’s first ever ‘Maker Camp’ called Young Engineers, Technologists and Inventors Camp.

Participants have been working on a series of projects this week that introduce them to the various engineering and technology career paths available to them, plus help promote innovative thinking. 

(Jul 24, 2014) -

In order to get a bit of a jump on the Civic Holiday long weekend we’ll reduce to minimal staff at 3 o’clock on Friday, August 1st.  As always, please check with your supervisor to decide who in the department will stay behind until the normal end of the day and defer leaving early to another day. 

Remember, safety first this long weekend and be sure to wear life jackets on th

(Jul 23, 2014) -

July 23, 2014, THUNDER BAY, ON – 30 participants of the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) will be learning about sustainable energy sources as part of their Natural Resources Science Camp training on-site at Confederation College this week. 

A partnership between Outland Camps and Confederation College, FNNRYEP has provided employment and learning opportunities for First Nations youth since 2000.  Since its inception, the program has successfully trained over 325 participants, launching numerous careers in the Natural Resource sector.

(Jul 23, 2014) -

On July 31 from 9-11 a.m., ABB Canada, a global leader in power and automation will be on campus to present their joint venture model with Iskueteu, a Canadian First Nations company, in delivering world-class maintenance practices at a Vale Inco mine in Labrador.  Iskueteu and ABB joined forces in 2004 to implement ABB’s Full Service maintenance concept, which has helped create employment opportunities for the local First Nations population in Labrador and nearby Newfoundland communities. 

This presentation will be of particular interest to those staff members who directly involved in partnership development but is open to all College staff and faculty. The presentation will be held in room C240. 

Please RSVP to Relita Misa-Hagberg at