Transforming students, faculty, staff and clients through education, partnerships, entrepreneurship and applied research has been Mark’s focus since joining the college sector in 2007. This has been accomplished by developing strong internal and external networks with creative, driven and passionate people; leveraging the expertise of faculty and staff; engaging students in addressing real-world problems and opportunities; and collaborating closely with industry, government and community organizations.
Prior to joining Red River College, Mark worked at Algonquin College, as their Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives. Mark has also worked for the IOGEN Corporation in Ottawa, the Alberta Research Council in Edmonton, Millar Western Pulp Limited in Saskatchewan and the National Research Council of Canada.
While at Algonquin College, Mark was privileged to be involved with sustainability, entrepreneurship, applied research and commercialization, aboriginal affairs, First Generation students, experienced workers, school board programs, labour market information, partnerships and sponsorships, and immigrants.
He served on numerous committees including the Sustainable Algonquin Steering Committee, the College Budget Committee, the Entrepreneurship Working Group and the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan Advisory Team.
Mark has over twenty-five years of academic and applied research experience in chemistry, environmental sciences, advanced materials, pulp and paper, and biotechnology.
Mark holds a Ph.D. (Chemistry), a Bachelor of Science (Honours Chemistry) and a Bachelor of Arts (Chemistry/Spanish) from Queen’s University.