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MHC names new dean of science and health

March 30, 2016

Following a comprehensive search, Medicine Hat College (MHC) has selected Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh as the new dean of science and health.

With a PhD in geography from Simon Fraser University, and Masters and Bachelors of Science from the University of Calgary, Vanderburgh brings with him thirty years of experience both in instruction and administration in post-secondary environments.
“I’m excited to be part of Medicine Hat College at its best and I’ve already met a number of people that I look forward to working with. There is a strong leadership team in place and all of us will be looking at new opportunities to ensure that we create high quality experiences for our students, employees, and the communities we serve. The learning environments at the college are top notch and I believe my experience will be a good fit,” says Vanderburgh.

Vanderburgh comes to MHC from Lethbridge College, where he served as dean of the Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences since 2008. Previous to that, he was dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Douglas College. He has also held instructional roles at University of the Fraser Valley, Simon Fraser University, Kwantlen Polytechnical University, and Red Deer College.

“We are excited to have Sandy join our team. He has a wealth of experience as a faculty member and administrator, and he will be an asset both to the college and our communities,” says vice president academic, Dr. Michael Gillespie.

Vanderburgh’s official start date at MHC is May 1.

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