CICan welcomes new board members at Annual General Meeting

Ottawa, July 13, 2023 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors were elected during CICan’s annual general meeting on June 20th. 

CICan warmly welcomes Carolyn Campbell, President and CEO of Norquest College; Maggie Matear, President and CEO of Selkirk College; Brad Mahon, President and CEO of Great Plains College; and Daniel Quan-Watson, Deputy Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.  

Carolyn Campbell and Maggie Matear, both esteemed presidents of CICan member institutions, have been elected as At-Large Directors. Brad Mahon, also a distinguished president of a CICan member institution, has officially been elected as a new regional director for the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut region after serving on the Board conditionally since January, and Daniel Quan-Watson, a highly respected Deputy Minister, joins as the new Public At-Large director.  

“We are thrilled and honoured to welcome these exceptional leaders to our Board,” said CICan president and CEO, Denise Amyot. “With their diverse backgrounds, extensive knowledge and proven commitment to advancing equity, sustainability and excellence in post-secondary education, we are confident their contributions will profoundly impact our organization’s long-term growth and success.”  

CICan also used its annual general meeting as an opportunity to thank its outgoing Board members and reflect on the association’s accomplishments over the past year, as outlined in its annual report for 2022-23.   

About Colleges and Institutes Canada: 

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the national and international voice of Canada’s largest post-secondary education network. It advocates, builds capacity, and drives knowledge to strengthen Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes, CEGEPs, and polytechnics. With more than 95% of Canadians living within 50 km of a member institution, and thanks to its extensive reach around the globe, CICan works to future-proof communities in Canada and abroad. 

We respectfully acknowledge that CICan’s offices in Ottawa are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation.