About Dave Shorey

Dave oversees the strategic direction of the Owen Sound Campus. This includes cultivating, developing, and nurturing positive relationships with community, government, and industry partners. He also ensures continued quality programs and exceptional service delivery as well as provides oversight for campus administration, organizational planning, and operations.

Previously, Dave was Innovation Officer for the Municipal Innovation Council in Bruce County where he built a broad network of stakeholders to identify, understand, and co-develop solutions to emerging issues in the community. Dave developed a comprehensive framework for eight municipal organizations that identifies areas of opportunity and the strategic capabilities needed for advancement. He established communities of practice that connect municipal staff from across the council’s membership to learn together, collaborate, and solve common challenges. He also fostered closer ties between municipalities and postsecondary institutions through applied research and work-integrated learning.

Dave is a faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University and teaches in the Master of Education program. Previously, he served as Associate Director, Residence Education, at the university. He championed collaboration across the institution and the co-creation of innovative programs. Notably, he led the advancement of a nation-leading Residence Education unit, which focuses on student transition and leadership development. The unit was ranked the number one residence program in Canada in 2018 and 2019 by Maclean’s magazine in the comprehensive university category.

Along with extensive curriculum development experience, Dave has provided consulting to numerous postsecondary institutions on designing curriculum for experiential learning outside the classroom and the change management process. Dave has also been actively involved in numerous professional associations committed to student success and sustainable growth in the postsecondary sector.

He has deep ties to the area.

Dave holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from Wilfrid Laurier University. He’s currently completing his Doctor of Education at Western University in the field of Educational Leadership. He’s also a member of Laurier’s Centre for Leading Research in Education, with a focus on lifespan, living and learning.

Board of Governors

About the Georgian College Board of Governors

The Georgian College Board of Governors consists of 12 members, together with the President and CEO of the college, one student, one faculty member, one support staff member and one administrative staff member. One-third of its membership is appointed through the Public Sector Appointment process and two-thirds is appointed directly by the Georgian College Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors is a corporation. In a legal sense, it is the college. The board is a Schedule III Agency of the Government of Ontario and is accountable through the Minister of Colleges and Universities to the people of Ontario.

In general, a college board has the power to govern the college and in law, is responsible for the college’s activities. However, the college administration, which derives its authority from the board and is accountable to the board, manages the day-to-day activities of the college.

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Patty Bradley

Senior Presidential Advisor and Government Relations

Office of the President
Georgian College
One Georgian Dr., Room H103
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9

Phone: 705.722.5127
Fax: 705.722.1559
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Candice Niosi

Executive Assistant

Office of the President
Georgian College
One Georgian Dr., Room H103
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9

Phone: 705.722.5126
Fax: 705.722.1559
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Sarah Pendlebury

Executive Assistant

Office of the Board of Governors
Georgian College
One Georgian Dr., Room H103
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9

Phone: 705.722.5106
Fax: 705.722.1559
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