Heather HinesDirector, Undergraduate Programs and Student Services (on secondment) Management
REAL WORLD EXPERTISE & COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Heather Hines, a Quebec native, has degrees in history and education as well as a graduate degree in educational administration from McGill University. Her work has taken her to Japan, where she taught English for two years, as well as to post-secondary institutions in both Quebec and Ontario. Through her roles and over 20 years spent working in the university sector, Heather has been able to cultivate her strong interest in equity, diversity and inclusion, experiential education, student support, and curriculum development and enhancement.
In addition to her administrative role, Heather is currently a mentor in the University’s Leadership Mentorship program. She also serves on the Black Table Talk committee that creates opportunities for community between black students, faculty and staff. She was also a founding member of Connections & Conversations, a tri-campus affinity group for racialized staff and is an active member of the UTM chapter of the group. Past service has included the Positive Space committee, and the governance bodies University Affairs Board and Erindale College Council. Heather is active outside of the University where, as a member of the Optimist Club of Oakville, she serves on both the Art Competition committee and chairs the annual Youth Appreciation Awards that recognizes exemplary volunteerism in high school students in the community.