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Henry Decock, PhD

Henry Decock

Henry Decock, PhD
Associate Vice President,
Academic Partnerships
416.491.5050 x77929

Henry Decock has been working at Seneca College since 1987 as a faculty member, Chair, Director of Institutional Research and now, Associate Vice President Academic Partnerships.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Politics from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters Degree in Sociology from York University and Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education/University of Toronto through the Community College Leadership program. Henry’s thesis, entitled “A Case Study Analysis of Ontario CAAT Graduates Who Transfer to a University” is an examination of Seneca’s college-to-university transfer students over a five year period, documenting their success and persistence, describing their characteristics, and assessing the role of Ontario colleges as a point of access for higher education. . He co-authored the HEQCO report, The Transfer Experience of Ontario College Graduates Who Further Their Education and published “Calculating the College-to-University Transfer Rate in Ontario” in College Quarterly.

Henry has participated in a number of provincial and national working committees and is an active member of the Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association (CIRPA) and the Pan Canadian Consortium on Admissions & Transfer (PCCAT).

 


 

Ursula McCloy, PhD

Ursula McCloy

Ursula McCloy, PhD
Director, CRSM
416.491.5050 x77936

Ursula manages the range of research being produced at the Centre and is the lead researcher on several projects.

She has been a researcher in Ontario’s higher education sector for the past 10 years, most recently leading two projects with Ontario Colleges funded by MTCU’s Productivity and Innovation Fund. Previously she was Research Director at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (2007-2013), leading both internal and externally funded research projects. From 2004-2007, as Research Officer at Colleges Ontario, she undertook research and analysis for evidence-based advocacy and policy development.

She has a PhD in Nutritional Science from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, and master’s and undergraduate degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She also completed post doctorate work at the University of Manitoba.

 


 

Mitchell Steffler, MA

Mitch Steffler

Mitchell Steffler, MA
Research Analyst
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Mitchell is a Research analyst at the Centre. His role is to conduct major statistical and analytical studies in support of the Centre’s research agenda.

He was formerly a Data Analyst at the Public Economics Data Analysis Lab (PEDAL) in McMaster University. There he was responsible for the transformation and analysis of data on a number of non-profit and education projects. He specializes in quantitative research, and has assisted with a number of academic and non-academic publications.

He holds a Master of Arts degree in Economic Policy from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

 


 

Matthew Duncan

Matthew Duncan

Matthew Duncan
Office Assistant
416.491.5050 x77939

Matthew is the Centre's Office Assistant. He provides administrative support and maintains the Centre's online presence.

He has been with Seneca for the past 3 years supporting the School of Arts and Science and its variety of program areas, as well as the provincially mandated School College Work Initiative. He has assisted with a number of mobility related projects including the College University Consortium Council (CUCC) Arts and Science Transfer Project, a province wide initiative to simplify postsecondary transfer, and the Seneca–U of T Transfer Student Database which tracks the performance of transfer students from the Liberal Arts program.