Collège Boréal is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Mélanie Dufresne as the new director of its Timmins campus.
Mélanie Dufresne has worked at Collège Boréal since 2009. In her previous position as manager of post-secondary programs, she was responsible for academic management of programs and services offered in Timmins.
Previously, she worked as a regional communications planner for northeastern Ontario in the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Ms. Mélanie Dufresne will begin in new duties on Monday, August 26, 2019.
Committed to the Francophone community and to international development
A native of northern Ontario, Ms. Dufresne has extensive international experience. She has lived in Chile and Germany and speaks fluent French, English, Spanish and German.
After graduating from Carleton University with a degree in international business, she moved to Timmins in 2003 and quickly became actively involved in the community. Her first collaboration with Collège Boréal came that same year with the Naturallia Forum.
In 2018, she launched Collège Boréal’s first humanitarian project, successfully coordinating a group of students and staff members for a mission in Guatemala that year, and again in 2019.
In her new duties, Mélanie Dufresne will be responsible for supervising the management and development of the Timmins campus’ services in the areas of post-secondary education, apprenticeships, continuing education, academic upgrading, immigration, employment services, customized training and various administrative services. She will play an active role in the ongoing development of Collège Boréal’s relationship with local partners in Timmins.
Ms. Dufresne succeeds Mr. Jean-Pierre Nadon, who is leaving Collège Boréal after seven years as the director of its Timmins campus. Collège Boréal thanks Mr. Nadon for his many years of service and wishes him a happy retirement.
“Mélanie Dufresne has all the qualities needed for success in her new role as director of Collège Boréal’s Timmins campus: leadership, strong business sense and a very good understanding of the local community fabric. With her ever-positive spirit and her deep commitment to our students, I am confident that she will successfully develop and expand our campus here in Timmins.”
Brian Vaillancourt, vice-president, Business Development, Collège Boréal
“Having worked in post-secondary management since 2009 under the direction of Doris Blouin-Harrison and Jean-Pierre Nadon, I am delighted to continue their legacy to this campus. I am fortunate to be part of a dynamic and professional team that can meet the community’s needs. I am looking forward to this opportunity to put my personal touch on the Timmins campus that is so dear to my heart.”
Mélanie Dufresne, director of the Timmins campus, Collège Boréal
About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario.
Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in 7 campuses and 38 access centres in 26 communities. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal holds the top rank in three of the five areas surveyed: graduation rate, graduate satisfaction and, for the third consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results show that Boréal’s strengths lie in its investment in human capital.
For further information
Ronan Le Guern
Manager – Communications and Media Relations
Tel.: 416-289-5130, ext. 5172
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