Heather Hines

Heather Hines

Director of Office

Heather Hines is a champion for equity, diversity, and inclusion and an advocate for student support and experiential education, who has applied her expertise in the post-secondary sector for the past twenty years.

A Quebec native, Heather earned a BA in history from the University of Ottawa, before moving to McGill, where she received a second undergraduate degree in education as well as MA in educational administration. She joined U of T in 2004 and has held several leadership roles since, most recently as Director of Undergraduate Programs and Students Services for the Department of Management.

In 2016, she helped found Connections & Conversations, a tri-campus affinity group for racialized staff. She continues to work as a mentor in U of T’s leadership program; to coordinate UTM’s Anti-Black Racism Action Group; and to volunteer actively in the community, including with the Optimist Club of Oakville and on the Board of the Loran Scholars Foundation.

As Director of Office, Heather is the Vice-President and Principal’s first point of contact, leading the office’s day-to-day operations and managing the development of the Vice-President’s schedule, events, and executive-level meetings.