As Director, Quality Assurance (Academic Programs), Amanda McKenzie oversees both quality assurance and academic integrity at Waterloo.
Academic integrity is intricately tied to ensuring quality assurance and is part of both the University Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations (UUDLES) and Graduate Degree Level Expectations (GDLES) set out by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (the Quality Council).
McKenzie brings experience from multiple post-secondary institutions, including Queen’s University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Waterloo. She began working in the University of Waterloo’s Secretariat in 2011 before assuming the role of Manager of the Office of Academic Integrity in December 2012.
In addition to McKenzie's quality assurance role, she oversees all aspects of the Office’s activities, including the development and introduction of initiatives and educational opportunities. In previous roles, McKenzie’s responsibilities included research project management, data collection and analysis, and the development and implementation of training events, workshops and symposiums. She also brings experience with private sector consultation and Board, Senate and University-related committees.
McKenzie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Co-op) and Master of Arts, both from the University of Waterloo. She is also certified in Non-Profit Sector Management by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM).