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The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff (2019)

Kelly O’Brien


An outstanding and inspiring leader, Kelly O’Brien works every single day to seamlessly integrate the business operations of the Durham College W. Galen Weston Centre for Food with academic programming. The result has been a powerful example of serving students and the community at the highest possible level. Under Kelly’s leadership, the Weston Centre business operations have enjoyed ‘best-ever’ years, three fiscals in a row. In addition, she is very active in the community, works with non-profits to support their needs, and hires dozens of students each semester, providing them with more opportunity than ever before. When not overseeing Centre operations, she teaches part-time and is part of broader academic planning and operations.

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At Durham College, the student experience comes first. With campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, Ont. along with a learning site in Pickering, the college offers more than 140 market-driven, full-time post-secondary programs in areas including culinary, hospitality, tourism, farming, horticulture, business, information technology, science, skilled trades, renewable energy, emergency services, … Learn More

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