People Profiles


“There is nothing more valuable than providing people with the knowledge and skills needed to have a meaningful career, and participate fully in a civic society.”

Louise Gordon – Dean, School of Health Sciences & Community Services

It is not often people land the job they’ve always wanted; Louise did just that and has been with RRC now for 8 years. Providing education to students in fields that touch other people’s lives means a lot to Louise, and she sees this as a double payoff in the end.  There is an inherent pride that comes with working at RRC, Louise sees this every day in her peers and she demonstrates it herself.



“There are so many useful training opportunities and workshops available (for staff development) – I took a whole certificate by attending evening classes. And having the gym available to staff to use for free – amazing!”

Margarita Natcheva – Immigrant Student Advisor

Margarita truly believes in community and she makes a conscious effort every day to create this, not only for immigrant and international students at RRC but for the college as a whole. After 4 years with RRC she still loves what she does and looks forward every day to listening (and relating) to the stories that students bring to her. When she’s not busy in the Diversity Centre you’ll likely find her participating in RRC teams like the Great Grain Relay and Dragon Boat Racing, and learning new recipes from students.



“What’s important to me (about working at RRC) is that the college is a supportive environment. It has recently been nominated for two human rights awards for our work on LGBTT rights and issues at the college.”

David Hykaway – Educational Assistant, Library Services

David has been with RRC for over 15 years. As Chair of the LGBTT* Initiative Steering Committee David is proud of the work that has been accomplished at RRC, including building a community built on supporting gender equality and identity. Also as a past convocation volunteer, David enjoys witnessing the progression of students from their first jumbled days at college and watching them grow through their RRC education – seeing the students he works with graduate is a rewarding experience.



“What I enjoy about working at RRC is its diversity; not only in the work I do, but with the people I work with, and support, on a daily basis.“

Colin Finlay – Human Resource Consultant, HR Services

For Colin, the varied and day-to-day challenges in Human Resources are what motivate him to bring his best to RRC every day. Formally a professional in both Culinary Arts and Information Technology, he can successfully support these areas in his HR portfolio, providing knowledge and guidance directly from industry experience. The ability to balance work and family is also very important to Colin, and he finds that the many benefits (health, education, flexible schedules, etc.), and the overall corporate culture at RRC, positively supports all employees.