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Retirements - May 2021

Congratulations to a Remarkable Colleague and Teaching & Learning Champion

Congratulations to a Remarkable Colleague and Teaching & Learning Champion

It is with mixed emotions, that we share with the broader Mohawk community that Leslie Marshall, Associate Dean/Centre Teaching and Learning, will be retiring at the end of May.

Leslie began working at Mohawk College in 1997 as a lab instructor in Medical Imaging at the Chedoke Campus, shortly after arriving in Canada from the United Kingdom. Following the opening of the IAHS Campus, Leslie became a full-time faculty member and worked on developing and launching the Medical Radiation Sciences collaborative degree-diploma program.

After completing a Master’s Degree in Lifelong Learning with the University of Stirling, he held various secondments with the Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL) first as a Faculty Development Specialist and later a Curriculum Development Consultant, and formally joined CTL as Learning & Development Consultant in 2017. Among other significant projects, Leslie led the redevelopment of the College Educator Development Program in collaboration with the five other Western Region colleges.

He later became Manager of CTL and then Associate Dean of CTL in 2018. As Associate Dean Leslie has provided leadership in the implementation Universal Design for Learning principles across the college, and in the promotion of indigenization and internationalization of curriculum.

He led the project for the selection and implementation of the new Learning Management System, MyCanvas. Over the last year, in the face of unprecedented change, Leslie coordinated and shepherded CTL’s response to support faculty and programs in the shift to remote delivery precipitated by the pandemic.

Leslie’s steadfast commitment to excellence in faculty development, curriculum modernization and educational technology helped further the impact and profile of CTL at Mohawk and across the sector. Leslie is a people-centric leader who knows the value of investing in relationships and supporting his team members to realize their full potential.

Leslie will be missed immensely by his CTL team as well as the many colleagues and allies across the Mohawk community. Please join me in congratulating Leslie as he embarks on the next stage of his life’s journey. We share our heartfelt thanks and admiration for Leslie’s commitment and contributions to Mohawk and Hamilton’s surrounding communities.

In true pandemic form, a farewell drop-in celebration will be planned for mid-May. Details to be circulated closer to the date.

Janet Shuh
Dean of Continuing Education and Academic Development