Class of 1986 – BA, Innis
Vic Chiasson is currently Principal of Henry Hudson Senior Public School in the Toronto District School Board. He remembers fondly his four years at Innis College. Vic was very active in Innis College Student Society and the University athletics program and was recognised for his efforts through receiving the Innis College Medal and the Sidney Earle Smith Award “for outstanding performance and leadership in university athletics”. “The time at Innis was formative in my growth as a person as I was able to work with so many eclectic personalities and watch all of them contribute to the successful events and programs we implemented. I realized from those experiences that everyone brings something positive and productive to the table and given my current role working with many people it has helped me immeasurably.”
After graduating from Innis in 1986, Vic continued his education and successes. He earned his Bachelor of Education from OISE-UT in 1988 while serving as President of the Faculty’s Student Union and being awarded the Professor Jack Passmore Award “for outstanding contribution to the Faculty of Education”. While working as a teacher in North York, he earned his Masters and Doctorate in Educational Administration (1994 and 2003) with a focus on strategic planning and school improvement. As principal he has guided his school to international recognition as an “Excellence in Education Silver Award” winner. Vic currently travels the province providing training in using data and strategic planning to improve schools.
Despite his busy work schedule, Vic finds time to bond with his grandson in Perth, West Australia via the internet and to play adult recreational hockey at a very high calibre. He currently plays for the Rouge Valley Selects team (for players over 50 years) which will compete in the World Cup of Adult Rec Hockey in Quebec City in April 2008.