World-renowned scholar Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes appointed incoming president of Yorkville University
Passionate about helping students find their purpose as a leader of from Canada largest private university
TORONTO and VANCOUVER, BC and FREDERICTION, NB, June 21, 2021 / CNW / – Yorkville University today announced the appointment of Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes, one of from Canada leading voice on academic integrity, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, as new president.
The founding dean of a leading Canadian business school, Dr. Christensen hughes brings 25 years of progressive academic leadership to Yorkville University. Dr. Christensen hughes is a university professor, researcher and published author on topics such as employee and student engagement and the importance of building purpose within organizations. Dr. Christensen hughes is also a renowned speaker, having spoken to many global audiences including the United Nations General Assembly on the United Nations Principles of Responsible Care Education (PRME) initiative.
“On behalf of the board, our faculty and staff, our students through Canada, as well as those from around the world who access our online degree programs, we could not be happier to welcome Dr. Christensen hughes in Yorkville, ”said Dr. Michel markovitz, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Yorkville University. “Building on Yorkville’s considerable educational base, we believe that Dr. Christensen hughes embodies the direction and growth we envision and, together with staff and faculty, will truly innovate the future of education. “
In today’s competitive job market, earning a post-secondary degree is more important than ever. Many Canadians find it difficult to pursue a full-time undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degree while juggling work, family and other obligations. Yorkville University’s accessible and flexible education model addresses a deep social need of working adults, first-generation university students, non-traditional students, people living in remote areas of Canada, marginalized communities and newcomers to Canada. Exceptionally small classes (
“Yorkville’s approach is based on the belief that people from all walks of life should have the opportunity to pursue higher education, determine their purpose in life and make an impact on the world,” said Dr. Christensen hughes. “Private universities with a campus as well as specially designed flexible online learning options are designed to meet a very important need that will continue to grow. “
Dr. Christensen hughes will spend the summer meeting with internal and external stakeholders to better understand and explore ways to improve program excellence and foster employee engagement to ensure the best possible experience and outcomes for students.
“Yorkville’s entrepreneurial focus offers a tremendous opportunity for educational and curriculum innovation to ensure our students acquire transferable skills and essential knowledge necessary for success,” added Dr. Christensen hughes. “I am delighted to be working with our faculty and staff to ensure that the student experience is truly transformative and to support the aspirations of our students, towards meaningful careers and to make a positive contribution to their communities. “
Part of Dr. Christensen hughes The vision is to deepen Yorkville’s relationship with community partners, with the goal of enhancing work-integrated learning opportunities for students, including internships and co-op programs, ensuring a greater degree of learning through experience, integration into the community and better employment prospects after graduation.
Yorkville University is itself in the process of transformation, building on its leadership in private education in Canada. Last month, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning producer, Andrew Barnsley, has been appointed president of the Toronto Film School, which is part of Yorkville University.
About Yorkville University
Yorkville University is the largest private university in Canada, with in-person programs on campuses Toronto, Vancouver and a third location in Fredericton, which offers online educational programs accessible to Canadians across the country as well as international students from over 50 countries. Yorkville offers a diverse offering of professional career-oriented programs, including diploma programs, undergraduate degrees, masters and doctorate degrees in counseling and psychotherapy.
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