Academic Council

The Academic Council deals with academic matters, as laid out in the College Act and keeps the content of programs in the realm of the content experts - faculty, administrative and support staff.

There are 15 members on the Council, representing different areas of the College.


Kathryn Aitken
Bachelor of Science, School of Science

Victoria Castillo
Chair, School of Liberal Arts

Andrew Richardson
Dean, Applied Arts Division

Margaret Dumkee
Dean, Applied Science and Management Division

Gerald Haase
Instructor, School of Science

Jennifer Moorlag

Vice President Academic and Student Services

Philip Mullin
Instructor, School of Management
Tourism & Hospitality

Ernie Prokopchuk
Instructor, School of Science

Student Representative

Clint Sawicki
Vice-President, Research Director

Shawkat Shareef
Instructor, School of Liberal Arts

Tosh Southwick
Director, First Nation Initiatives

Charles Stuart
Northern Justice and Criminology, School of Liberal Arts


Hillarie Zimmermann
Instructor, School of Liberal Arts

Alternate Members

Jonathan Baynes
Director, ITLC (admin)

Kathleen Campbell
Counsellor, Office of the Registrar

Julie Hawkins
Instructor, School of Academic and Skill Development

Brent Langbakk
Instructor, School of Liberal Arts

Shelagh Rowles
Executive Director, CNIM

The Academic Council determines and regulates the College’s policies with regards to:

  • admissions and registrations;
  • terminations and withdrawals;
  • transfer credit, advanced credit and prior learning assessment and recognition;
  • curriculum content for courses;
  • student academic conduct and student appeals on academic matters;
  • requirements for graduation; and
  • awards recognizing academic excellence.

For specific details on the parameters and selection of Council members, see the College Act.