Currently the Director of Student and Infrastructure Support at Yukon College, Colleen manages several departments that are fundamental to successfully supporting students in their educational journey. These departments are Facilities, the Bookstore, Welcome Centre, and Campus Housing.
Colleen recently served as Chair of the Sustainability Committee at Yukon College where she took a lead role on implementing many sustainability practices across campus. Some sustainability incentives Colleen spearheaded are the installation of water bottle filler stations, hand dryers, and the elimination of non-reusable water bottles.
Beyond her role as a Director, Colleen has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, bringing a wealth of experience to the positions she has held at Yukon College. An active community volunteer, other roles have included Chair of the Yukon Advisory Committee on Nursing, President of the Teen Parent Access to Education Society, member of Safe Community Whitehorse, Director on the Nakwaye Ku Daycare Board of Directors and a member of the Canadian Nurses Association Informatics Committee.
Past commitments include serving as President of the Yukon Registered Nurses Association, Director on the Board of the Canadian Nurses Association, Chair of the Health and Social Services Advisory Council, Chair of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (Outreach Van) and Chair of the National Addictions Awareness Committee. Colleen has recently been appointed as a member on the Northern BC/Yukon Canadian Red Cross Regional Advisory Council. Colleen’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria in 1998 and a Diploma in Nursing from St. Boniface General Hospital in 1976.
When not working or volunteering, Colleen enjoys spending her time outdoors - hiking, golfing, gardening, and photographing.
“Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous.” - Confucius