Renison welcomes its new Principal

Dr. Wendy Fletcher sits on steps with totem pole in the background.On August 18, Renison welcomed its new Principal and Vice-Chancellor, The Rev. Dr. Wendy Fletcher.  Dr. Fletcher brings to Renison extensive experience as a professor and administrator. For the last 13 years, Dr. Fletcher has served in a number of capacities at the Vancouver School of Theology – as professor, academic dean, dean, vice-principal and, for a period of seven years, as principal.  Prior to joining the Vancouver School of Theology, Dr. Fletcher taught as a lecturer and professor at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario.
 
In addition to the role of principal, Dr. Fletcher will also be taking on the position of Director of International and Cross-Cultural Development.  The purpose of this new position is to promote strategic directions that will develop the capacity of Renison's programs to meet the needs of language and cultural studies of both the College's and the University's growing numbers of students either from abroad or intending to work or study abroad.  Further, the Director will seek to increase opportunities offered by Renison for dialogue and learning between different cultures and faiths.
 
Dr. Fletcher’s areas of specialization include the intersection of culture and Christianity in the 20th century, the history of colonization and its impact on Canadian First nations, and the decline of Christianity in the North American culture. She has authored a variety of books, book chapters, and articles over the course of her career. 
 
As an educator, she has developed special relationships with a number of First nations and has been adopted into two of them. As an experienced administrator, Dr. Fletcher comes with a strong reputation for managing in a style that is characterized by open communication, collaborative relationships, and an emphasis on team building.

 

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