Vice President Strategic Infrastructure, Indigenous and Learner Services, Canadore College
Shawn Chorney is currently serving his 14th year as vice president at Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario.
Progressive, collaborative, innovative, and inclusive are terms that have been used by both internal and external college stakeholders when describing Chorney’s tenure as vice president. Chorney has collaborates with a team of dedicated and talented colleagues to establish Canadore as a college of choice that supports its learners as unique stakeholders of their college. This work has included the stewardship of comprehensive strategies and frameworks linked to mental health, equity, diversity and inclusion, sustainable development, and Indigenous education. This passion includes social innovation as evidenced through project leadership linked to clean water, sustainable food development, seniors’ social inclusion, and The Village, Canadore’s ground-breaking approach to educating health and wellness professionals. Under Chorney’s leadership, the College has secured more than $25M to develop and foster social innovation through programs and services. These include initiatives such as iCan Lead, the student leadership program developed by Canadore and poverty reduction efforts in the region including the Nipissing Poverty Reduction Through Education Program.
Chorney currently serves on numerous boards and committees including the Colleges and Institutes Canada National Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; as a member of the Ontario College Athletics Association Board of Directors; Chorney is a 2009 recipient of the Ontera Youth Leadership Award, 2015 alumnus of the Governor Generals Canadian Leadership Conference, and 2017 recipient of the Colleges and Institutes Canada Award for Leadership.