College Profile

Loyalist College is located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte, and is the region’s only postsecondary institution, serving a population of 250,000, including the City of Belleville, City of Quinte West, Municipality of Brighton, Prince Edward County, Greater Napanee, and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, Loyalist is responsive to the needs of a regional concentration of interconnected communities, employers, institutions, sectors, and industries – from health care and tourism, to manufacturing, agritech and beyond. Embedded in deep relationships with local entrepreneurs and community services, Loyalist’s programming and curriculum are designed to meet evolving community and employer needs, while fostering growth in the Bay of Quinte region. According to annual Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results, Loyalist College exceeded the provincial average in graduate employment, with 85.3% of grads employed within six months, and in graduate satisfaction rate, with 82.6% of grads indicating they were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” despite facing significant disruptions to their studies due to the pandemic.

In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance. Our caring community of faculty, staff and community partners is prepared to move mountains to help every student succeed. A comprehensive set of wraparound supports, from counselling and tutoring to employment supports, offers learners customized, flexible solutions to lean on as they pursue their goals. Every student should feel like they matter and belong at Loyalist.

Loyalist is nimble and adaptable, able to pivot and to push the envelope with applied research, entrepreneurship, hands-on learning experiences and advanced curriculum. With state-of-the-art facilities and industry expertise, Loyalist has secured its place as one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges and a leading destination for businesses to seek guidance and support as they launch big ideas, and scale and compete in the global market.

Our True Colours: College-Wide Pandemic Response

After two years of creatively adapting to the challenges of a global pandemic, our Loyalist College community has reinforced our caring, people-first culture. Through the combination of time, care, expertise and resources, and in collaboration with community partners and local public health units, Loyalist has helped address everything from equipment scarcity and mass immunization efforts to food insecurity and local labour shortages.

In March 2021, as part of regional mass vaccination efforts, Loyalist College and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) worked together to establish a Regional Immunization Centre at Loyalist’s Belleville campus. College staff and faculty worked tirelessly to help ensure the seamless distribution of vaccines to community members, administering over 50,000 vaccines in less than six months. When Omicron surged in December 2021, students, faculty, and staff once again dropped everything to erect another clinic within 24 hours and administered over 10,000 booster shots.

Close ties with local public health services have also allowed the College to create better opportunities for students to engage with their community and learn in the field. More than 90 students from Loyalist College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Paramedic, Pre-Health Sciences, Business, Social Service Worker, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant, Inspections, Enforcement, Safety and Investigation, Police Foundations and Community Justice Services programs supported vaccination efforts. Supervised by Public Health, some students administered vaccinations to community members while others supported with registration, screening protocols, traffic flow, security and postimmunization observation.

The College’s community support goes beyond students in health care programs. Students from Loyalist’s Carpentry and Renovation Techniques and Carpentry and Renovation Technician programs constructed an insulated shelter at the Belleville COVID-19 assessment centre to give frontline workers doing drive-through testing a place to get out of the cold. In addition, students and faculty from Culinary Skills and Management prepared and helped distribute healthy meals to local food banks and families in need. They even baked more than 500 cupcakes for Canadians in quarantine at CFB Trenton.

Student Life & Leadership

In the first year of the pandemic, we quickly redesigned our Student Success services to allow for seamless online delivery. This past fiscal year, many of these services were delivered in a hybrid modality in order to meet students where they are – whether that is onsite for socially distanced labs, or remotely, due to programs that continued to be delivered online. As the College began to bring students and employees back to campus in Fall 2021, we were able to continue delivering personalized supports to meet the diverse needs of students, reflecting our Destination College vision.

Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

In the 2021–2022 academic year, Loyalist College invested $1,180,000 in awards, bursaries, and scholarships to help relieve financial burdens and remove barriers to education for new and returning students. Loyalist Student Government, on behalf of its student members, contributed $155,000 for needs-based financial assistance.

For September 2021, the College awarded:

•77 Entrance Bursaries ($38,500)
•47 Financial Need Bursaries ($44,946)

For Winter 2022, the College awarded:

•26 Entrance Bursaries ($13,000)
•238 Financial Need Bursaries ($174,500)

Student Government, on behalf of Loyalist College, also offered a $500 Student Government Needs Based Bursary to 151 returning students totaling $75,500, and 42 new students for a total of $21,000.

In addition, funding from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, empowered Loyalist College to present bursaries to Indigenous and First-Generation students.

For Fall 2021, the College awarded:

•19 Indigenous Bursaries ($9,500)
•20 First Generation Bursaries ($10,000)

For Winter 2022, the College awarded:
•23 Indigenous Bursaries ($16,100)
•13 First Generation Bursaries ($11,050)

On April 21, 2022 the Belleville Senators announced a $10,000 donation toward an annual scholarship for four deserving students at Loyalist College. Each year, The Belleville Senators Varsity Scholarship will distribute four awards of $2,500 each, to put towards students’ education, and as recognition for their athletic endeavours at the College and their commitment to the Bay of Quinte community.

On December 16, 2021, Loyalist College announced that it received a $15,000 donation from Eurithe Purdy to establish The Al Purdy Memorial Bursary, in honour of her late husband and beloved Canadian poet, Al Purdy.

On November 26, 2021, Loyalist hosted the Fall Awards Ceremony where 284 students were congratulated as they received a total of 352 awards, valuing $174,205. On March 30, 2022, the College hosted its Spring Awards Ceremony where 222 students were recognized. Made possible through the support of 37 donors, including 56 endowed funds, a total of $206,475 was awarded.

The 2021 Baycation Classic Golf Tournament was hosted at Trillium Wood on September 17, 2021, and it was a resounding success! The event raised $26,660, which will benefit students through awards, bursaries, and scholarships, administered by The Loyalist College Foundation.

In July 2021, Loyalist College announced that it received a $20,000 donation from the Bancroft Seniors Club 580 in support of Personal Support Worker (PSW) students. As part of the total donation, $15,000 has been invested into the creation of a Bancroft Seniors Club 580 Endowment Fund to support an annual bursary to benefit students in the College’s Bancroft campus PSW program. The remaining $5,000 has been allocated for distribution over a fiveyear period to Bancroft PSW students beginning in Fall 2021. On July 19, 2021, Loyalist College announced that it partnered with the Belleville Police Service in support of equitable and inclusive learning opportunities for Indigenous students. Through the College’s new Belleville Police Service Indigenous Student Bursary, one student of Indigenous heritage in the College’s Police Foundations program will receive $2,500 toward their education.

Loyalist College was awarded a one-time $25,000 grant through the Bell Let’s Talk Postsecondary Fund – Kickoff Grant as part of the 2021 Canadian Mental Health Week in May. Building on the College’s mental health and well-being supports, the investment will contribute to the creation of a project assistant position to implement the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Postsecondary Students.

Loyalist College announced on April 30, 2021, that Ashley Macdonald, a secondyear Paramedic student, was awarded the Ontario Remembrance Scholarship valued at $10,000.

During the Colleges and Institutes Canada’s 2021 Virtual CONNECTION Conference in April 2021, Loyalist College General Arts and Science student Josh Roberts received the CICan Leadership Excellence Award for Students. This Award recognizes those who have made an exceptional contribution within their institution and the communities it serves.


While we were unable to host our traditional in-person Convocation ceremonies to celebrate the Class of 2021 grads, Loyalist College hosted Virtual Convocation Ceremonies in June 2021.

We are thrilled that Loyalist College will host its 55th Annual Convocation celebrations in person once again, with a series of ceremonies from June 6 – 11, 2022, that will bring together graduates, friends, family, community partners, alumni and College employees to recognize an important milestone in student life and development. The College will also invite graduates from the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021, who were unable to walk across the stage due to public health restrictions, to attend a special ceremony of recognition on June 11.

International Diversity

Loyalist College is a close-knit community full of unique and talented individuals coming together to build a brighter future. Our diverse community includes international students from an evergrowing number of countries around the world. As we continue to prioritize a caring, supportive and inclusive learning environment for each and every student, the College has developed new, responsive programming and Student Life initiatives to promote cross-cultural understanding to ensure international students feel welcome and included in College life. From International Orientation programming, to the celebration of the Holi festival, to our “Taste the World” initiative that featured culturally inspired cuisine options, our entire community is enriched by the cultural exchange and vibrancy created by our diverse student population.

Loyalist College in Toronto

The last fiscal year saw growth in our partnership with Toronto Business College at our Loyalist College in Toronto (LCIT) campus, which recently moved to Markham. Currently, there are over 2,500 students at LCIT with plans to reach 3,000 students for the 2022 Fall semester.

Bancroft Campus

Loyalist’s Bancroft campus, situated in the heart of beautiful East Central Ontario, is a vibrant and busy satellite campus and a leader in developing education and training programs to Bancroft and the surrounding area.

The campus offers a range of diploma and certificate programs through distance learning, as well as Paramedic and Personal Support Worker programs, delivered through learning on campus and in the surrounding community.

Community Employment Services

Loyalist College Community Employment Services (CES) delivers Employment Ontario programs and services in the Belleville and Bancroft areas. Specialized help for individuals to attain their employment goals is available, free of charge. Whether clients need support to identify a career; to learn job search techniques; to build an effective résumé and cover letter; to practise interview skills; or to access training funding to increase their marketability, CES can help.

Loyalist Training and Knowledge Centre

Loyalist Training and Knowledge Centre (LTKC), a Corporate Training Division of Loyalist College, offers practical, handson workplace learning and performance solutions that enable organizations to meet their specific business goals and objectives. When industry needs to upskill its workforce, or underemployed individuals need help finding pathways for work, LTKC is there. LTKC serves a variety of sectors, with a special focus on industries impacted by the global pandemic. This year, LTKC assisted over 80 industry partners, hosted 327 training events, and supported more than 2,500 learners, incumbent workers and job seekers.

Distance Education

Distance Education at Loyalist College offers a range of online courses, certificates and diploma programs available through monthly and semester starts. Online learning provides the freedom to work at a location and time that is convenient for students while receiving guidance from a facilitator and enjoying interaction with classmates. Loyalist College continues to be a leading institution in OntarioLearn, a consortium comprised of all 24 Ontario community colleges and two Indigenous education institutes that work collaboratively to develop and deliver high-quality online learning. The College ranks first in the province for hosting activity, with 14,377 registrations in Loyalist-hosted OntarioLearn courses. This year, Loyalist offered 19 online programs with a total of 4,255 Loyalist student registrations, a 3.6% increase over 2020-2021.

Loyalist also offers fully online delivery of its Early Childhood Education and Developmental Services Worker diploma programs and Child Development Practitioner and Developmental Services Worker apprenticeship. This past year, combined registrations equaled 5,270, an increase of 32% over 2020-2021.

Loyalist Exam Services

The Loyalist Exam Services (LES) team has been providing better exam solutions for certifications virtually since 2006 to audiences at home and around the world. LES has delivered hundreds of thousands of exams virtually and at conferences, and provides cutting-edge exam solutions that are user friendly, efficient, cost-effective and innovative. LES delivers practical exams that go beyond testing user memory to test skills and practical knowledge. A key update this year was launching a fresh new website:

Loyalist College’s ENACTUS Chapter

Overcoming lockdowns and virtual meetings, ENACTUS students and faculty pitched five ideas in a regional pitch competition and received an Innovation Award for their outstanding work – the only first-year team to do so. Looking ahead to next year our Loyalist ENACTUS chapter will launch two initiatives and will have a President and Vice President in place. Meetings will take place over the summer months and will start again the second week of September with on-campus meetings. We are all excited about the strong foundation that was built this year and excited for the prospects of the future.

Indigenous and Cross-Cultural Understanding

At Loyalist College, we believe that we have an ethical and moral responsibility to reflect upon our role in reconciliation with Indigenous peoples by educating ourselves on the Indigenous history, cultures, the legacy of systemic discrimination, and the Residential School System’s enduring impact on First Nation, Métis and Inuit children, families, and communities. Led by the College’s Indigenous Resource Centre, and in keeping with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s (NCTR) Truth and Reconciliation Week, events hosted on campus and resources shared with the College community were designed to encourage collective reflection, remembrance and dialogue about the Residential School System, the work of decolonization in our communities, and the inception of Orange Shirt Day itself.

On September 30, 2021, in recognition of Orange Shirt Day and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Loyalist College students, employees, and community members were invited to participate in discussion, ceremonial smudging, and a traditional offering of tobacco ties held at the A’nó:wara Learning Circle.

Destination College Campus

Loyalist is making big investments in the future with major renovations underway to modernize infrastructure and enhance student experience. Upgraded Culinary facilities, a state-of-the-art Makerspace and new Varsity and Health & Wellness facilities will strengthen Loyalist’s position as a Destination College of choice for students. Other facilities upgrades included an expansion of the A’nó:wara Learning Circle, numerous AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) enhancements, and classroom renewals occurred to continue enhancing our first-class teaching and learning spaces.

In addition, our new Mechatronics lab launched in September 2021, and our new Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning (HRAC) facilities in Tyendinaga were completed in February 2022.

Sustainability & Planning

Recognizing the essential role of educational institutions as agents of change, Loyalist College has officially announced signing onto the Sustainable Development Goals Accord, committing to embedding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) into our education, applied research, leadership, operations, administration, and engagement activities. While our official commitment is recent, there has been ongoing work at the College over the last fiscal year which aligns with each of the SDGs listed below.

2021-2022 Initiative Highlights

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Over the last school year, we continued to support Loyalist students through the College’s Food Cupboard and Food Security Garden, which provides fresh fruits and vegetables to students. This year, the Food Cupboard fulfilled 1,467 student orders, with a 40% customer return rate. The most frequently selected items included granola bars, fruit cups, rice and boxed juices.

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Loyalist supported our on campus and surrounding community members by being the first regional destination for mass COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the pandemic. In partnership with GO-VAXX, our campus served as a mobile destination site for vaccinations. Numerous students across a variety of Loyalist College programs were enlisted to support the operations of the on-campus clinic, providing them with a valuable real-world, work-integrated learning experience. The students were also instrumental in supporting a holiday season vaccination acceleration initiative.

Prior to the implementation of the College’s mandatory vaccination policy, rapid testing was provided onsite for anyone who had not yet been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Implementing the mandatory vaccine policy aligned with the College’s objectives. Later, during the Winter semester Study Week, a rapid testing clinic was run out of Residence to quickly identify any cases on campus.

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitization

Acknowledging the College’s water usage on an annual basis, upgrades were made to the campus’s sanitary and hygiene fixtures to be low-flow or hands-free. The College continues to upgrade existing water fountains to hydration stations to support and encourage our campus community to utilize re-usable water bottles.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

The establishment of a pedestrian and cycling path that links Loyalist to the City of Belleville supported the need for a green transportation option to access the College campus. The path is maintained year-round making it available for use during all seasons.

Goal 15: Life on Land

Our campus is situated on over 200 acres of land, and we recognize the array of biodiversity present on campus including a number of beehives that are maintained by our partnered beekeeper.

Utilizing a biodiversity study, the College worked collaboratively with our onsite outdoor maintenance contractor to modify our ground maintenance plans to support the continued growth of biodiversity on our campus (e.g., creating an ideal area for ground nesting birds) and limiting any negative impacts. The College recognizes the opportunity for growth within this focus area through innovative technology that is entering the market.

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

The College is actively working to create a barrier-free campus through new construction projects. Entrances and exits have been updated as well as outdoor pathways on campus to meet AODA requirements of eliminating barriers and encouraging an equitable and positive learning environment.

The College embraces and encourages diversity and inclusion on campus. As a visual testament to that, the College has installed two Indigenous land acknowledgement plaques located on the front island at the College entrance and at the outdoor Indigenous Learning Circle. At the main entrance of the College, you will find three LGBTQ2S+ crosswalks. As part of ongoing construction projects on campus, we continue to create gender-neutral washrooms.

Goal 13: Climate Action

Projects recognized as part of the College’s strategic direction to become a Destination College have resulted in GHG savings. Campus building shell improvements include replacing windows, doors and insulation. The College continues to optimize lighting on campus through LED upgrades, achieving the same lighting output with approximately half the number of lights.

Community Partnerships, Entrepreneurship, and
Workforce Development

The pandemic has also resulted in an unprecedented level of change in terms of how we learn and work, as well as the nature of work itself. Given the volume of displaced workers, many are looking to retrain or add additional skills to adapt to evolving industries, and they are looking to Loyalist College to serve these needs. In response, the College has launched many new programs, partnerships and initiatives over the course of the last year. As the College develops these new offerings, we are consulting program advisory committees, which include our industry partners across various sectors.

Creation of Applied Research & Innovation Office

As part of the next phase of its expanding footprint in entrepreneurship and business development, Loyalist will launch “Accelerate,” an exciting new 2,800 square-foot space located in the heart of downtown Belleville to help local entrepreneurs launch their big ideas, vitalizing and diversifying the city’s core and entire region. With access to a robust support system, which includes mentorship, advisory services and camaraderie among like-minded founders, startups will naturally migrate from Accelerate to main street.

Downtown Business Accelerator

As part of the next phase of its expanding footprint in entrepreneurship and business development, Loyalist will launch “Accelerate,” an exciting new 2,800 square-foot space located in the heart of downtown Belleville to help local entrepreneurs launch their big ideas, vitalizing and diversifying the city’s core and entire region. With access to a robust support system, which includes mentorship, advisory services and camaraderie among like-minded founders, startups will naturally migrate from Accelerate to main street.

Military-Connected Campus

In February 2022, Loyalist College launched a survey designed to identify the needs of military-connected students, and strengthen its relationship with the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and their families. Results of the survey will be used to create an academic and social support framework for military personnel studying at the College, establishing Loyalist as a Military-Connected Campus.

As a Military-Connected Campus, Loyalist College will provide specialized academic and social programming to support military-connected students’ success, including community networking opportunities, recognition for co-curricular training, and leadership development.

Health, Human Services, Social
Development & Public Safety

Project Leads

Faculty: Neil Kerby, Tom Deakin
Students: Jodie Mercer, Sarah Kerby, Jessica Cole, Madyson Graham, Madisson Horvath, Zaden Anderson-Langevin
Community Partners: John Howard Society Belleville (Liz Bosma, Debbie Woods)

Project Name/Summary


Community and Justice Services faculty supported students in a Work-Integrated Learning project in collaboration with the local John Howard Society (JHS) in Belleville. The project was aimed at redesigning the Employment Pathways Program leveraging Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) portfolio development and life coaching approaches to support youth with adverse childhood experiences (ACE).

The WIL project was an experiment that I myself was very new to and had no idea what to expect, but I learned so many valuable skills in the process. Throughout the entire PLAR process as well as building our lessons, doing environmental scans to see what had been effective and ineffective when working with this population and teaching job readiness and portfolio making skills, creating a team, meeting with others who had done similar projects, and finally meeting our clients and working with them, what I am most proud of is the process that the clients have made and how far everyone has come since the beginning of this project. This was an amazing learning experience for all involved (clients, faculty, and students) and I am so proud of what our clients were able to accomplish in only a few weeks.

The results of the implementation of this project have been so amazing to see that I have decided to continue working on a volunteer basis to support with their portfolio development. It has been incredible to see the progress and changes that this project has made for the youth, and I’m so excited to see what they accomplish in the future. Loyalist staff and faculty involved in this program are a huge reason why this program has been so successful – they were so helpful in guiding us through the development of the project, coordinating meetings with JHS and training us to be PLAR facilitators.

New Standalone Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

When the Government of Ontario announced that publicly-assisted colleges could offer standalone four-year degrees in Nursing, Loyalist mobilized its expertise in nursing education to launch the region’s first standalone Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The new degree, which will welcome its first cohort of nursing students in September 2022, gives local students a unique opportunity to complete a four-year nursing degree without needing to leave the Bay of Quinte region. With numerous hospital expansions currently underway in the region, there is significant demand for experienced medical staff. This growth has led to an abundance of work placement opportunities, as well as strong pathways to employment after graduation.

Loyalist College graduate Mahoganie Hines was recognized with the Registered Nurse Award at the Nursing Now Ontario Awards in June 2021. The awards were hosted by the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario.

Bio Economy, Agritech (Food, Pharmaceutical & Natural Products)

Project Name/Leads

Faculty Researcher: Josh Powles
Research Intern: Natasha Mathieu
Partner: Royal Development Group Inc.

Project Name/Summary

International Space Station Hemp Seed Germination – On Ground Proof of Concept

Spaceflight presents several risks, complexities, and obstacles, including the continuous need for the most basic of necessities for human operations (oxygen, water, carbon dioxide, and food).

This project seeks to address the viability of industrial hemp as a crop to support some of the requirements for long-term crewed spaceflight. Industrial hemp is a robust and adaptable crop capable of sequestering carbon the moment it is planted. As a result, it absorbs more carbon dioxide per hectare than many commercial crops or forests while also producing nutrients and potential medical treatments.

Working in The Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis has truly been an honour. As a Loyalist alumna, I am most proud of returning to Loyalist College to continue my career path through this once-in-a-lifetime project. Being selected as the Mitacs Research Intern for the Royal Development Group project, has given me an opportunity that most people will never be given: the opportunity to send something to the International Space Station. If someone were to tell my younger self that I would be sending something into space, I probably wouldn’t believe them because it is such a surreal experience. For that reason, I am extremely thankful to the Loyalist College community for supporting me through my academic journey and my professional development. As a student, the Biosciences faculty encouraged me to become the best scientist I could be in the lab and the classroom, and they believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. As an employee of the College, the staff and faculty from The Centre of Natural Products and Medical Cannabis have continued to provide me with support, which has increased my confidence in my skills and contributed to the project’s success.

GreenCentre MOU & Associated Updates

In October 2021, Loyalist College and GreenCentre Canada, a not-forprofit organization with a mission to support the growth of chemical and material startups, SMEs, and multinationals, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support innovation in sustainable chemistry and advanced materials. Together, Loyalist College and GreenCentre Canada will establish an integrated services model that will respond to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with a focus on accelerated technology development and reduced commercialization timelines.

Through GreenCentre Canada’s CONNECT program, Loyalist College’s Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis is using its expertise to help five companies grow and develop their technologies and products.

Mitacs Funding Announcements

Loyalist College’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis received six Mitacs Accelerate funding awards which will support innovative projects with industry partners while creating exceptional realworld learning opportunities for Loyalist students.

Case Study

TerraPlant Molecular Pharming Inc.

Companies developing new sustainable technologies in the bio-products sector can benefit greatly from external commercial and technical services. One of the companies working with Loyalist College’s Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis to accelerate the development of their bio-based products or services is TerraPlant Molecular Pharming Inc., a Toronto-based biotech startup in synthetic biology which has developed a patent-pending plant-based production system that can be used to produce small molecules and proteins faster, cheaper and with greater scalability. The technology is highly adaptable and can produce multiple products including vaccines, insulin, vitamins, biofuels, opioids and protein supplements. This project is to build and validate the prototype and minimum viable product for a cannabinoid production system.

March 2021

Loyalist received $30,000 to support an applied research project with apollogreen, a global cannabis starter plant supplier. With more than 600 cannabis strains, apollogreen plans to increase quality consistency across its young plants, which it grows in bulk and sells to cannabis product producers.

June 2021

Mitacs Accelerate funding awards totalling $30,000 were awarded to support an applied research project with MediPharm Labs, a Canadian company focused on producing high quality cannabis extracts and cannabis derivatives for Canadian and international markets.

April 2022

Loyalist College’s Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis received two Mitacs Accelerate funding awards to support an applied research project with Royal Development Group (RDG), a Canadian company providing clients with research knowledge and portfolio strategy in commercialization of products in space.

Advanced Manufacturing & Business Automation

Faculty/Program Name

Jeremy Braithwaite, Program Coordinator, Mechatronics

Program Summary

In 2020, when 48 manufacturing companies took part in a Manufacturing Workforce and Technology Study, 92% of respondents indicated that they understood the need to undergo industrial transformation. They also indicated that employee skill/ knowledge was a major obstacle in undergoing this evolution. That year, Loyalist College mobilized to help support the manufacturing sector in overcoming these challenges and closing the skillsgap, developing a two-year Electromechanical Engineering Technician – Mechatronics program. To support hands-on learning with advanced robotics equipment, portion of the secondlevel hall in Bay of Quinte Skills Centre was transformed into a state-of-the-art Mechatronics lab, and the program launched in Fall 2021

With the clear need and opportunity identified, Team Loyalist developed a unique program based on industry needs. We knew the program needed to be nimble, flexible, attractive to new students and provide opportunities to upskill the current workforce. With the support the of internationally recognized Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification credential, Loyalist has answered the call. This year, the first-ever cohort of the Mechatronics program completed the first half of their studies, with a second cohort of students set to begin in Fall 2022. We’re proud to see the vision of this program turn into a successful reality.

The Mechatronics program provides graduates with the combination of mechanical, electrical, and computer software skills to design, implement, maintain and repair automation systems. To gain the hands-on skills needed for success in this innovative industry, Loyalist’s Mechatronics program will be delivered in the College’s new mechatronics lab in The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre at the College’s Belleville campus. Learning will be facilitated by Loyalist College faculty who will be trained at the Siemens Technik Academy in Nuremberg, Germany.

In response to employers’ voiced concerns about the critical shortage of skilled technicians employed by companies working in the Residential and ICI sectors, Loyalist launched a two-year Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning (HRAC) Techniques/ Technician Ontario College Diploma program. Students will earn solid skills through hands-on experience in Loyalist College labs, working on furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration equipment and other appliances, including the latest sustainable heating and cooling technology.

In July 2021, Loyalist College and the Quinte Home Builders’ Association (QHBA) received $93,000 from the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), with generous support from the Government of Canada, to launch a work-integrated learning (WIL) Skilled Trades Discovery project. This community-centric project will facilitate meaningful work-integrated learning opportunities for 30 Loyalist students, helping to narrow the skilled trades labour gap in our region by facilitating technology transfer between Loyalist and community partners.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM)

Program Name

Financial Technology Program

Student Name

Samora Richards is from the first cohort of Loyalist College’s new Financial Technology program, which was developed to address one of the fastest-growing segments of the financial services industry. Students in the Financial Technology program study emerging market trends, monetary and fiscal policy, business strategy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning and more.

Since arriving in Canada I’ve received incredible support from Loyalist faculty and peers that have made my transition as an international student a great experience. The people I have met are very friendly and helpful. The Financial Technology program is progressive and the lessons are relevant in today’s world. I make the connections to what I learn in class to my everyday life. My experience in the classroom has provided the opportunity for individual growth that now differentiate my leadership skills from my peers. Going into the workforce I feel that I’ve learned essential skills to network and communicate effectively. I feel that I am adequately prepared to take on the next chapter in my life.

Programs launched:

Our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) cluster aims to enhance Loyalist College students’ critical thinking skills by recognizing and analyzing the intersection of art, science, technology, engineering and math.

This fiscal year, we launched the following new programs:

Artificial Intelligence & Data Science (One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate, available at the Belleville campus)

Finance & Analytics (Two-year Ontario College Diploma, available at the Belleville campus)

Financial Technology (One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate, available at the Belleville campus)

Project Name/Lead

‘Welcome to Canada’ benefit for international students? It’s a myth.
Rhythm Rathi

Project Summary

After an article about a falsely marketed tax benefit for new residents, a phrase was coined by an accountant to make the tax-world terminology easier for international students to understand. However, over time the student-to-student referrals and different explanations gave it a unique meaning. Rhythm Rathi wrote this article, which became one of QNet News’ top 10 stories with a national interest. In addition to the Canadian Association of Journalists Award for which Rhythm has been nominated, Rhythm was awarded a $3,000 Shared Bylines scholarship in recognition of his journalism excellence and commitment to sharing the experiences of international students in Canada.

The project was my idea, and it took me a lot of research and hard work to put this story together. A lot of time and effort was put into developing the idea, and it was refined over several weeks with a constantly changing focus. I am proud to be one of the finalists in the Canadian Association of Journalists’ 2021 Awards Conference. My article has been nominated amongst the top five finalists for the Student Excellence Award category. My editor, Professor Andy Clarke, was interested in my pitch and approved it in our morning story meeting. The piece was vetted by Professor Katherine Sedgwick, and she gave it the final magical touches. Loyalist’s QNet News was my home for a year and the website gave me a platform to display my work and to become the voice of Belleville.

Three Loyalist College Photojournalism students were recognized in the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) 2020 National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) student awards category, including Alex Lupul who was named Student Photographer of the Year.

In many ways this award feels like confirmation that my efforts, during a year unlike any other, learning about the importance of photojournalism and the power of visual storytelling in the midst of a global pandemic has been challenging, yet rewarding, and has overall had an immensely positive impact on my development as a photojournalist.
- Alex Lupul, First-Year Photojournalism Student

Loyalist College Photojournalism graduate Chris Donovan won first prize in the category Sports, Stories at the World Press Photo Foundation’s 2021 World Press Photo Contest in May 2021.

In April 2021, the College announced that nine Loyalist Photojournalism graduates working in their field received 2020 National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards from the News Photographers Association of Canada. Over 2,000 images were submitted for NPAC’s NPOY awards, and Loyalist College was represented by graduates in 12 of 16 award categories, including Darren Calabrese (2005) who was named Photojournalist of the Year and Carlos Osorio (2005) who won Photograph of the Year.

In May 2021, Loyalist’s QNet News, the student-run news service, was named Best College/University Newspaper Website in the Ontario Community Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Competition. In addition, six 2020 Loyalist College graduates placed first in three of four categories: Deepak Sharma placed first in Student Photography with Caleb Seguin receiving an Honourable Mention; Alex Filipe placed first in Student Feature Writing; and Olivia Waldriff, Sarah Cooke, Max Reid and Liam Radford placed first in Student News Writing.

While working in the Loyalist College newsroom, QNet News, JournalismCommunications student Rhythm Rathi produced a story of national significance, investigating financial benefits for international students studying in Canada entitled, “’Welcome to Canada’s benefit for international students? It’s a myth.” Rhythm’s work has been nominated for the Student Award of Excellence by prestigious Canadian Association of Journalists.

As reported by the Belleville Intelligencer, Kenneth Jackson, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network journalist and Loyalist College Media Studies graduate, received the prestigious Michener Award for Public Service Journalism for his story ‘Death by Neglect.’

Progressive Trade & Transportation

Project Name/Leads

On July 15, 2021, Ford of Canada and Benton Fry Ford donated a 2020 Ford Edge to Loyalist College. This donation will be used by skilled trades students in the College’s Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship, Motive Power Fundamentals – Parts and Counter Personnel, and Motive Power Technician – Service and Management programs. As part of this donation, Ford of Canada is providing Loyalist College students access to the company’s online Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) training. ACE is a partnership program between Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ford dealerships, and secondary and postsecondary institutions that aims to raise awareness and increase interest in career opportunities within the automotive industry. Students enrolled in a Ford of Canada’s ACE partnership school obtain valuable knowledge of Ford vehicle systems through specialty training in areas such as New Model Training, Electrical Systems, Steering & Suspension and Brakes. These are a subset of the same program current Ford of Canada technicians complete to receive specialty training in dealerships.

It’s a pleasure for Benton Fry Ford, in partnership with Ford of Canada, to donate this 2020 Ford Edge to Loyalist College. The modern vehicle is very complex and has an increased level of technology, compared to when I was in trade school. The ability for students to have hands-on training with this vehicle will greatly benefit our future technicians and supply dealerships with highly trained personnel.
- said David Ticehurst, Service Manager, Benton Fry Ford

Loyalist College achieved a surplus of $7,084,731 in fiscal year 2021-22, compared to $5,629,366 in 2020-21. The $7.085M surplus was 5.2% of total revenue in 2021-22. The 2021-22 fiscal year marked the first year that Loyalist College in Toronto (LCIT) reached full capacity. The financial implications of this increased activity at LCIT were the primary driver for the increase in the College’s surplus from 2020-21 to 2021-22.

Loyalist College’s statement of financial position has continued to improve thanks to these favourable 2021-22 results. Liquidity remains strong for operating needs as well as in the event of unexpected requirements. Further, total debt levels were reduced by just over $596K. Unrestricted Net Assets continued to grow, increasing by $3.68M to $7.78M.

Loyalist College invested in its facilities and academic equipment during the fiscal year by acquiring $12.5M in capital assets.

Analysis of Financial Performance

Loyalist College ended fiscal year 2021-22 with a net operating surplus of $7,084,731 of revenue over expenses. Gross revenue increased over 2020-21 levels by approximately $46.3M. Expenses increased over 2020-21 levels by approximately $44.8M.


Government (MCU) Operating Grants: Decreased by $1.74 M compared to 2020- 21, driven by increased International Student Recovery Holdback due to increased international student enrolment in 2021-22.

Tuition Fees/ Non-Tuition Incidental Fees: Largely remained static from 2020-21 levels, decreasing by $135K, or less than 1%.

Ancillary Operations Revenue: Increased by $862K as more ancillary activities returned to campus in 2021-22 after the major decline experienced in 2020-21 due to the pandemic.

Amortization of Deferred Capital Contributions: Increased by 631K compared to 2020-21.

Other Revenue: Increased by $46.7M compared to 2020-21. In its first year at full capacity, Loyalist College in Toronto was the driver of this increased revenue.


Salaries and Benefits: Increased by $4.34M compared to 2020-21, driven by significantly higher activity across a wide array of portfolios vs 2020-21 levels, the latter of which was reduced due to the pandemic.

Operating: Increased by $39.01M compared to 2020-21, driven primarily by costs related to the College’s Loyalist College in Toronto partnership, which considerably increased operations in 2021-22.

Ancillary Operations: Increased by $408K compared to 2020-21, due to a partial return from the pandemic, which significantly impacted 2020-21 ancillary operations.

Amortization of Capital Assets: Increased by $1.012M compared to 2020-21.

Appendix B: 2021-2022 Board of Governors

Pam Jolliffe, Milford

Pam Jolliffe joined the Board in 2018 and served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, and the Audit Committee during the 2018-2019 term. In August 2019, Ms. Jolliffe was elected Vice Chair of the Board for 2019–2020 and in June 2020, was acclaimed by the Board to serve as Chair of the Board. As Chair of the Board, Ms. Jolliffe also Chairs Executive Committee, and Co-Chairs the Board By-Laws & Policies Committee with President Vaughan. She is a voting member of the Academic Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Finance & Corporate Services Committee, and Audit Committee. Ms. Jolliffe is also part of the Foundation Board of Directors.

Ms. Jolliffe is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in non-profit organizations. She has advocacy, governance, management and policy skills, as well as strong connections in a variety of sectors including youth services, mental health, homelessness and poverty. Currently, Ms. Jolliffe is the Principal of P. Jolliffe and Associates. During her 30-year career, she has served as Interim Executive Director with Food Banks Canada; President and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Canada/Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Foundation; Executive Director of Fred Victor Centre; and is the Director of Planning and of Adult Services at St. Christopher House.

Ms. Jolliffe received a Bachelor of Arts Honours from York University and a Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) from the University of Toronto. She has served on several non-profit boards, including St. Michael’s Hospital, the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH).

Vice Chair
Jim Pine, Belleville

Jim Pine was appointed to the Board in 2016. He serves as Chair of the Finance & Corporate Services Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, Executive Committee and Board By-Laws & Policies Committee. In August 2019, Mr. Pine was elected as Chair of the Finance and Corporate Services Committee for 2019–2020 and in December of that same year, he served as Chair of the Academic Committee for the remainder of the term. In June 2020, Mr. Pine was acclaimed by the Board to serve as Vice Chair of the Board for 2020-2021 and Chair of the Finance and Corporate Services Committee.

Mr. Pine is Chief Administration Officer (CAO) for the County of Hastings, comprising of 14 member municipalities, stretching almost 160 kilometres from the Bay of Quinte to Algonquin Park. Based in Belleville, he is responsible for all business affairs and Hastings County services, including procurement, emergency, long-term care, community, and human. Through a management team of six department heads and the Deputy Clerk, Mr. Pine ensures the efficient and effective operation of all departments, comprising approximately 850 employees. He directs the preparation of plans submitted to County Council and once approved, works closely with the Warden and County Council to supervise the implementation of programs to enhance County services, property and facilities.

Prior to his appointment in 2002, Mr. Pine served as Regional Director for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in Kingston, CAO for the City of Quinte West, and CAO for the Township of Sidney, among other local government positions. Mr. Pine graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree. He has significant board experience as a member of the Local Authorities Services (LAS) Board of Directors since 2005, and past SecretaryTreasurer of the Executive Board of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, and a member of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Board of Directors.

Vice Chair
Bill Saunders, Belleville

Bill Saunders joined the Board in December 2018 and has served on several Standing Committees during his tenure on the Board. Currently, Mr. Saunders is Vice Chair of the Board and is a member of the Academic Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Audit Committee, Executive Committee, and Board By-Laws & Policies Committees.

Mr. Saunders is an experienced executive with strong connections within the local and surrounding community. He has skills, expertise and experience in governance, business and human resource management, finance and accounting, and strategic planning. Mr. Saunders has more than 35 years’ experience in manufacturing having served in progressive senior level roles with Procter and Gamble and then as President of Sauncorp International, a company that focused on organizational effectiveness and quality systems (ISO 9000). His decision to become more engaged in the community provided the backbone to his non-profit Board of Directors experience having served as the Executive Director with Volunteer and Information Quinte for six years, President of the Board of Directors of the Pathways to Independence Foundation for five years, and prior to his retirement, was Chief Executive Officer of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce for six years.

Mr. Saunders is a graduate of McMaster University’s Industrial Management certification program and the University of Tennessee’s Applied Process Improvement program.

Jeremy Braithwaite, Frankford

Jeremy Braithwaite is a Professor in the Manufacturing Engineering Technician program, and was elected by his peers in 2020 as the Academic Staff member on the Board of Governors. He is currently serving on the Finance and Corporate Services Committee.

Mr. Braithwaite graduated from Loyalist College in 2008 with a Manufacturing Engineering Technician Diploma, and a Mechanical Techniques Certificate in 2007, and was on the Dean’s List for both programs for his high academic standing. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Manufacturing degree with Honours in 2017 from Cape Breton University, NS and has completed a number of career-related courses.

Mr. Braithwaite’s career at Loyalist began in 2011 in a support staff role for the Manufacturing/Welding Engineering Technician program and began teaching in 2012. He then became Project Lead for The W. Garfield Weston Foundation’s Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades pilot program at Loyalist from 2015 to 2019, and continues to support the initiative and the Foundation in varying capacities.

Mr. Braithwaite also volunteers as President on the Board of Directors at the Centre for Workforce Development, World Skills Team Canada Expert in Mechanical Engineering Design, Chair of the Skills Canada and Skills Ontario Mechanical Engineering Design Competitions, and as a first responder with Quinte West Fire Department. Mr. Braithwaite is a registered Journeyperson (Draftsperson – Mechanical) with the Ontario College of Trades and a Certified Autodesk Professional.

Amy Hoskin, Belleville

Amy Hoskin is the Athletic Coordinator – Varsity Sports and Information, was elected by her peers as the Support Staff member on the Board of Governors in 2020. Her career at Loyalist began in 2009 as a part-time employee in the College’s Athletics department. In 2010, she was hired full-time.

A former student-athlete, two-time Loyalist graduate and eight-year coach of the Loyalist Lancers women’s volleyball program, Ms. Hoskin has spent countless hours recruiting for and promoting Loyalist College across the Country. Ms. Hoskin has earned two diplomas from Loyalist having graduated from the Recreation and Leisure Services program in 2008 and the post-graduate Public Relations program in 2009.

Outside of campus, Ms. Hoskin is the current women’s volleyball convener for the Ontario College’s Athletic Association (OCAA) and is a member of two OCAA committees – the Ways and Means Committee and the COVID Ad hoc Committee. She also volunteers as a volleyball coach at a local high school. A passionate advocate for students, Ms. Hoskin remains an active member of the Student Life team who has taken on many roles and responsibilities within the College.

Julie Lange, Trenton

Julie Lange was appointed to the Board of Governors in June 2020. She is currently serving as a member of the Student Affairs Committee, the Finance and Corporate Services Committee, and Executive Committee.

Ms. Lange is Portfolio Manager, Director, and Branch Manager of Scotia Wealth Management in Belleville and has 33 years’ experience in financial management. Ms. Lange distinguished herself professionally by becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, Chartered Investment Manager, and Director designations during the early years of her career.

Ms. Lange graduated from Ryerson University and is committed to ongoing education in the industry. She is a strong public service supporter and has served on many voluntary organizations both in member and leadership positions. Ms. Lange is the past-president of Quinte Regional Hospice, and former Treasurer of Trenton Memorial Hospital and recipient of the Quinte Regional Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel award in recognition of her dedication to helping young mothers, and at-risk children. In 2015, Ms. Lange was appointed to serve as an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was affiliated with 436 Transport Squadron, 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton. She is also a Director of CFLC, Canadian Forces Liaison Council.

Jennifer May-Anderson, Belleville

Jennifer May-Anderson joined the Board in 2018 and is currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee and Board By-Laws & Policies Committee. Ms. MayAnderson is the Executive Director of Hospice Quinte, a position she accepted in 2017. As Executive Director, Ms. May-Anderson is responsible for leadership/management, communications and public relations, fund development and marketing, Board support, and governance.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. May-Anderson served as the Communications Manager for Quinte Conservation from 2008–2017, Operations Supervisor with B-Line Distribution, Dispatcher with Kingsway Transport, Systems and Procedures Coordinator with Meyers Transport, and as Dispatcher with International Truckload Services.

Ms. May-Anderson is a 1996 graduate of Loyalist College, having earned a diploma in Broadcast Journalism. She is an active member of the Public Relations Program Advisory Committee at Loyalist and is pursuing a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies through Athabasca University.

Jennifer Fry, Belleville

Jennifer Fry, Information Technology Manager, was elected by her peers to fill the Internal Governor seat representing the Administrative constituency of the College. She is currently serving on the Academic Committee and the Student Affairs Committee.

Ms. Fry joined Loyalist College in 2010 as the Information Technology Manager overseeing the Service Desk and Technical Services. Prior to this, she worked for 10 years at Stream Global Services through progressive roles concluding as the IT Site Operations Manager for Belleville, London, and Watertown, NY. She also served as Senior Computer Analyst at ExxonMobil Chemical.

The growth and development of Loyalist College is important to Jennifer. This is demonstrated through her commitment to the Teaching and Learning Technology, IT Governance, and Micro Credential working groups that she is a part of. She is committed to her own personal development and holds several IT certifications and is currently pursuing a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies through the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Ms. Fry graduated with Dean’s List distinction from the Information Systems program at Loyalist College in 1991. As a student athlete, she was the team captain of the Loyalist Lancers women’s softball program, and a two-time OCAA all-star.

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore was elected to the Board in 2021. For over twenty years, Ms. Moore has applied her strategic thinking, analytical capabilities, and big picture problem solving skills to enhance the private and public sector organizations with which she has worked. Ms. Moore obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree with a minor in Economics from McMaster University. She obtained her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 2000.

During her ten years with Imperial Oil Limited/ExxonMobil, Ms. Moore travelled throughout North America and took on increasing levels of responsibility in the Finance area, including: Financial Analyst, Project Accountant, Inventory Supervisor, and Senior Business Controls Advisor. In 2007, she was promoted to Supervisor of the Fuels Marketing Inventory Monitoring operation in Moncton, NB. After spending time in Toronto and on the East Coast, Ms. Moore chose to return to her roots in south central Ontario. In 2008, she was hired as the Director of Finance/Treasurer for the County of Northumberland, and quickly became a valued member of the municipality’s senior management team.

In 2015, Ms. Moore was named Acting Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Northumberland County, and soon after Council appointed her as permanent CAO. She easily transitioned into the responsibility of leading and overseeing nine department Directors and their diverse portfolios. Jennifer and her team are responsible for an $188 million annual budget and ensuring constituents receive the very best value for their tax dollars. Guided by corporation’s vision of “bringing together people, partnerships and possibilities,” Ms. Moore and the senior management team strive to deliver excellent programs to Northumberland County residents and businesses. In addition to being a NCHC Board member, Ms. Moore is active in her community, engaging as a Rotarian and currently volunteering as a Board member with the Northumberland Family Health Team and Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre.

David Clazie

A dynamic and forward-thinking Senior Executive, David Clazie has been with the City of Quinte West since 2003, where he was appointed as the organization’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in July 2021. Previous to this appointment, Mr. Clazie was the City of Quinte West’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and City Treasurer for 11 years.

After growing up in Belleville, Mr. Clazie attended Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1997. A champion of lifelong learning, he received his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 2000, his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2012, and has completed various leadership and professional development training programs at Loyalist College.

A driven and ambitious change manager, Mr. Clazie has many years of experience driving continuous improvement in organizations by creating more efficient and effective business operations. Mr. Clazie began his career working for major accounting firms Ernst & Young and KPMG, then brought these distinguished skills and experience to the City of Kingston where he held increasingly senior roles before joining the City of Quinte West.

As the City of Quinte West’s CFO and City Treasurer he successfully restructured the department and led a team which implemented a number of initiatives focused on increasing efficiency and upgrading the organizations technological capacity. In his role as CAO, he has been responsible for leading the City’s Emergency Management team and has led an organizational review of all City departments which resulted in a restructuring to improve resource allocation and customer service to residents of Quinte West.

Passionate about community service, Mr. Clazie has also served on Hastings Prince Edward Learning Foundation’s Board as Director since 2012, and Treasurer since 2014. He has also been a Board Member and Treasurer of the St. Marks United Church since 2016, and recently joined Loyalist College’s Board of Governors in September 2021.

Matthew Ward, Napanee

Mr. Ward was appointed to the Board in June 2020. He has more than seven years’ combined experience in litigation through his current position as an Associate at Kaufmann, Dockrill and Associates Legal Services, Belleville – practicing in the areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estates, and through his previous experience as a litigator in the areas of Family Law, Civil Law and Employment.

Mr. Ward graduated from Toronto’s York University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 2012 with a Bachelor of Law, degree (Hons). In 2013, Mr. Ward completed all of the requirements for accreditation through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

Mr. Ward is a strong public service supporter and has served voluntary organizations both in member and support positions.

Student Governor
Meet Patel, Belleville

Mr. Patel is a Loyalist College student enrolled in the Chemical Engineering Technician Program. He was elected by Loyalist College students to serve on the Board of Governors for the 2021-2022 term.

Mr. Patel is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Pune University in India. Prior to arriving at Loyalist, Meet worked as a Chemical Engineer graduate in Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Ltd. Meet enjoys cricket, swimming, trekking and reading.

President and CEO
Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Belleville

Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan is a highly distinguished, nationally recognized Senior Executive with nearly 30 years of success in the postsecondary sector and was recognized as a Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada in 2015. Dr. Vaughan joined Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario as President and CEO in 2016, and has recently been reappointed for another five-year term. Her steadfast leadership has seen the College not only successfully navigate a global health crisis but grow enrolment and prosper. Loyalist is quickly becoming Ontario’s Destination College as Dr. Vaughan drives innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development through leading-edge applied research, unique hands-on experiential learning opportunities, and exciting industry partnerships.

Driven by her passion to expand access to education, Dr. Vaughan is helping to pioneer the sector’s micro-credential movement through her role as co-Chair of eCampusOntario’s Board of Directors. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for Ontario Genomics, a non-profit organization that is focused on nurturing genomics innovation in Ontario, and applying these technologies across key sectors, such as health, agriculture, bioproducts, and environment, to advance the province’s knowledgebased economy. Vaughan’s forward-thinking approach and significant contributions to the evolution of online learning have earned numerous accolades nationally and internationally, including being selected as a participant in the 2004 Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference in recognition for her contributions to distance education and educational technology.

In 2018, Dr. Vaughan was appointed to serve as an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force, affiliated with the 426 Training Squadron, 8 Wing, CFB Trenton. Dr. Vaughan also serves as Chair of the Management Board for College Employers Council and International Chair of Entrepreneurship with the World Federation of Colleges and Institutes. Since coming to Belleville, Dr, Vaughan serves as a Rotarian and as Secretary of Rotary Music Festival, on the Board of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce and President of the Quinte Figure Skating Club – she is also a certified Skate Canada Judge.

Dr. Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University; certificates in Public Administration and Business from Memorial University; a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University/Memorial University. Continuing her lifelong learning journey, in 2015 Ann Marie received her doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Calgary

Appendix C: Loyalist College Council Report

In the Ministry Policy Binding Directive – Governance and Accountability Framework, under Advisory College Council, the Board of Governors is to ensure that an Advisory College Council is established, the purpose of which is to provide means for students and employees of the College to provide advice to the President on matters of importance to students and employees. The Board of Governors is to ensure that the structure, composition, terms of reference and procedures for the Council are established in by-law.

In the fiscal year 2021-2022, the primary focus of Loyalist College Council was to provide advice on the establishment of a framework around Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The Council undertook in-depth work to develop and understand aspects of diversity and how this impacts the lived experiences of our community members in their day-to-day. These learnings provide us with a better knowledge base to understand how our policies, procedures, physical spaces and infrastructure represent our diverse College campus community and surrounding communities.

In addition, a new Chair was elected to Advisory College Council – Erin Murray, Manager, Planning and Sustainability. To support the development of our EDI approach, we invited external speaker Ken Williams (MSW, RSW, BSW – Facilitator and Social Advocate) to present to the Council on the work he is doing in the areas of youth justice, healing justice, revolutionary love, power relations, critical hope, teaching and learning.

Appendix D: Summary of Advertising & Marketing Complaints

For the period April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, there were no advertising or marketing complaints received by the College.


College Profile

Loyalist College is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee people. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour, and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within.

Loyalist College is located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte, and is the region’s only postsecondary institution, serving a population of 250,000, including the City of Belleville, City of Quinte West, Municipality of Brighton, Prince Edward County, Greater Napanee, and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, Loyalist is responsive to the needs of a regional concentration of interconnected communities, employers, institutions, sectors, and industries – from health care and tourism, to manufacturing, agritech and beyond. Embedded in deep relationships with local entrepreneurs and community services, Loyalist’s programming and curriculum are designed to meet evolving community and employer needs, while fostering growth in the Bay of Quinte region. According to annual Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results, Loyalist College exceeded the provincial average in graduate employment, with 85.3% of grads employed within six months, and in graduate satisfaction rate, with 82.6% of grads indicating they were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” despite facing significant disruptions to their studies due to the pandemic.

In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance. Our caring community of faculty, staff and community partners is prepared to move mountains to help every student succeed. A comprehensive set of wraparound supports, from counselling and tutoring to employment supports, offers learners customized, flexible solutions to lean on as they pursue their goals. Every student should feel like they matter and belong at Loyalist.

Loyalist is nimble and adaptable, able to pivot and to push the envelope with applied research, entrepreneurship, hands-on learning experiences and advanced curriculum. With state-of-the-art facilities and industry expertise, Loyalist has secured its place as one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges and a leading destination for businesses to seek guidance and support as they launch big ideas, and scale and compete in the global market.

Pam Jolliffe
Loyalist College Board of Governors
Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan
President and CEO
Loyalist College
A Message from the
President and Board Chair

It is hard to believe that we navigated through another year of a global health crisis; however, as this fiscal Annual Report showcases, remarkable progress was made between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, despite these ongoing challenges. Guided by our Strategic Plan 2025 and Strategic Mandate Agreement 3, we continued to make progress in institutional excellence and student success as we advanced our collective Destination College vision. We want to acknowledge the remarkable resilience and determination of our Loyalist College employees who remained singularly focused on ensuring our students were successful in their postsecondary journeys while protecting the health and well-being of both our on-campus and surrounding communities.

Caring has been embedded in Loyalist’s DNA for years; however, no period in the College’s history has cut closer to the heart of our foundational values, nor tested our resolve so completely, as the global pandemic. While Loyalist College is among the smallest of Ontario’s 24 public colleges, our size has never held us, or our students, back. We have leveraged our small size into our greatest advantage, and that is because we care deeply about each other and our broader community. With the launch of our new brand and manifesto this year, we are leaning into the fact that “small gives us the power to do big things.”

“Small” means we are nimble, adaptable, and capable of moving mountains to help each and every student succeed. Small also means connection to the needs of our region, employers, and our industry partners. The deep-rooted connections and meaningful relationships our students and employees have with community and industry partners makes Loyalist College a destination for applied research and entrepreneurship, creating a hub of innovation that is responsive to industry’s evolving needs.

A primary achievement this year was the approval to offer a standalone Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, which recognizes our longstanding leadership in developing a homegrown health care workforce and the deep partnerships we have built with Quinte Health Care and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. Together, we have supported the community and partnered in ways we never imagined possible – including the launch of a Regional Immunization Clinic which saw 50,000 vaccines administered by students, supervised by Public Health, from March to August 2021. And again, as the Omicron variant surged in December 2021, Loyalist students and employees worked with Public Health to erect another Immunization Clinic within 24 hours that resulted in 10,000 booster shots administered.

For a second year in a row, Loyalist College received national recognition as one of the Top 50 Research Colleges in the country, jumping 11 places up from the previous year’s ranking. Our Applied Research and Innovation Office partners with local business and industry leaders to amplify great ideas, support entrepreneurship, and develop sustainable products. Whether it’s exploring if food “waste” can be used in natural beauty products, testing horticulture applications for deep space exploration, or investigating the genome’s role in the future of farming, Loyalist College is working at the cuttingedge of innovation in sectors that will define the future of local industries.

These achievements did not happen in spite of our small size, but because of it. Our close-knit, interconnected network of research experts and community partners provide the ideal supportive and responsive launchpad for big ideas. To a skills-focused College that emphasizes hands-on learning and real-world experience to prepare our students for success in the workplace, COVID-19 created a unique set of challenges for faculty and staff, but our core institutional values - caring, inclusive, engaging, accountable, and creative - helped us come together in support of our students and surrounding communities.

As we traversed through the global pandemic, Loyalist College built even stronger partnerships, reinforced our values, and ended up in a far better position to embark on a post-pandemic future than we ever expected was possible. We look forward to building on our victories and the lessons learned over the last two years and continuing to work with our wonderful community and industry partners across the Bay of Quinte region.


Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan
President and CEO
Loyalist College

Pam Jolliffe
Loyalist College Board of Governors

Small Gives Us the
Power to Do Big Things
Our True
College-Wide Pandemic
Student Life &
The Start of
Something Big

In early 2022, in anticipation of a fullscale return to on-campus and in-person operations, the President convened a working group to explore a series of “signature” on-campus events and experiences that would be delivered between March 1 - April 30, 2022. These events would help to signal the resumption of in-person activity to both students and employees, and present an opportunity for the entire College to reflect on the achievements of the past two years.

The working group was co-chaired by two CET members and included crossfunctional representation from a number of units and departments including Student Life (Athletics and Residence Life), Career Services, International, Marketing and Communications, IT Services, and Planning and Sustainability.

For many students, March 2022 marked the first time that they would have had an on-campus experience – including those students who would graduate just a few months later in June. These events and this eight-week window of time allowed for Loyalist to reinforce our values as a caring community and ensure that students felt welcome, supported, and connected. With the recognition that these eight weeks could inform lasting memories and a deepened sense of connection to Loyalist, it was important to deliver inclusive, impactful, and transformative programming.

Summary of events/initiatives delivered between March 1 – April 30, 2022:

Four large-scale Signature Events:

Trivia Night and Tight and Bright Social Mixer
Holi Celebration
Spark of Spring (outdoor celebration)
Country Bingo and Social Mixer

and Workforce

Cluster Updates
A. Health, Human Services,
Social Development and
Public Safety
B. Bio Economy, Agritech
(Food, Pharmaceutical and
Natural Products)
C. Advanced Manufacturing
and Business Automation
D. Science, Technology,
Engineering, Arts and
Mathematics (STEAM)
E. Creative Communication
and Social Economy
F. Progressive Trade and
Health, Human Services, Social Development & Public Safety
Bio Economy, Agritech (Food, Pharmaceutical & Natural Products)
Advanced Manufacturing & Business Automation
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM)
Creative, Communication & Social Economy
Progressive Trade & Transportation
Financial Health and Analysis
of Financial Performance
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Appendix A: 2021-2022 Financial Statements

Appendix B: 2021-2022 Board of

Appendix C: Loyalist College Council

Appendix D: Summary of Advertising
& Marketing Complaints