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Enterprise System Services

Farewell to Pat Burns

We bid farewell to Pat Burns, IT's former Director of Enterprise System Services. Pat has accepted the position as an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, effective last November. 

We are currently recruiting for Pat's replacement, and the interim responsibilities for this role fall to Lynn Morgan and Desmond Irvine while the recruitment exercise is underway. 

Pat has contributed much to the success of the IT department and her leadership and participation will be missed.  It is good to know that she hasn’t gone far and will be a strong partner as we develop and implement solutions for academic administration.

Join us in wishing Pat well in her new role. FAST has gained a quality individual.

Project Management Office Manager

We are looking to fill the vacant role of PMO manager and have gone through one round of interviews in November. We are now screening the next group of candidates and will commence the next round of interviews in the new year.

Information Security Changes

Jean Lu on Maternity Leave

IT Security maven, Jean Lu, departed IT at the end of November to embark upon her maternity leave. Rachel Seungyi (相宜) Lum was born Dec 20, 2018 at 11:29 PM, weighing a whopping 9.26 lb. Congratulations to Jean and her husband, Mike.

Sterling Jetha Joins IT Security Team

Sterling Jetha has joined the IT Security team on Monday, December 17 and will be helping out while Jean is on her leave.

Sterling is a graduate of Sheridan with an Advanced Diploma in Internet Communications Technology and holds certifications in CCNA Routing and Switching as well as ITIL Foundations.  Sterling has worked at Sheridan in a variety of roles most recently as a Service Desk Specialist with previous roles as a Junior Network Systems Administrator co-op, Laptop and Classroom Support Technologist co-op, and part-time IT Service Desk Specialist.

Welcome Sterling!

Kathy McAndrew now Director of IT Services

Kathy McAndrew was the successful candidate in the search for the Director, IT Services effective September 19, 2018. 

Kathy’s progressive background in IT, as well as her strong intra-departmental work in her current role as Site Manager IT Services Trafalgar, provide her with a strong customer-centric approach to delivering IT Services.

Congrats Kathy!

Manager, Campus IT (Trafalgar Road Campus)

With Kathy taking the helm as Director, of IT Services, we are currently recruiting for her former position, Manager, Campus IT at the Trafalgar Road campus. Interviews will be commencing in the new year.

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