DC announces new vice-president of Human Resources

Durham College is pleased to announce that its search for a new vice-president, Human Resources is complete. Effective Monday, July 16, Scott Blakey will take on that role, bringing with him more than 12 years of experience as an advisor to chief executive officers and board chairpersons on complex human resources-related issues. Scott comes to the college from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) where he served as general manager, Employee and Development, responsible for many human resources functions, including employee and labour relations, internal security investigations, occupational health and claims management, health and wellness, human rights, and training and development.

With a solid background in business and finance and direct hands-on experience leading large groups of employees, Scott’s exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to foster superior working relationships will be strong assets to Durham College.

A lifelong learner, Scott has a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson University; a Master of Arts in Education from Central Michigan University; a Chartered Director designation from McMaster University; a Canadian Management Professional designation from the Institute of Professional Management; and is completing a Doctor of Education – Workplace Learning and Social Change at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Scott also served as president of the Pension Fund Society and the Sick Benefit Association at the TTC, as well as chair of the Investment, Governance and Ancillary Benefits subcommittees.

Welcome to Durham College Scott.