Dr Patricia O'Hagan
Dean of Health and Human Services


Sheila Grieve, ECE; BPE; BA; MA
Interim Associate Dean of Health and Human Services

Sheila Grieve

  • Nanaimo Campus, Bld 180, Room 116
  • Phone: 250-740-6242 | Fax: 250-740-6454
  • Email: sheila.grieve@viu.ca

Sheila enjoyed working as a front-line educator, floor supervisor and centre director for almost twenty years (1987-2006).  In that time she gained experience in a wide variety of ECEC settings including multi-age care, nursery, school age care, head start and at a “paivakoti” in Finland. She has been able to apply that experience as a post-secondary instructor since 2006. Sheila’s research involves a combination of child development and ethnobotany. She has partnered with early childhood care and education settings adding culturally relevant plants to the outdoor classroom of each setting.  Sheila is passionate about working with students and community members to enrich the field of Early Childhood Education and Care, with a particular focus on nature interactions.

Kathryn Oldham,
Assistant to the Dean, Health and Human ServicesKathryn Oldham

Kathryn has over 25 years of administrative experience in the Post-Secondary and packaged goods industries, including working at the University of Oxford, University of Cardiff, Campbell Soup Company, Pepsi Bottling Group, Mount Royal College, Vancouver Island Regional Library, and Vancouver Island University. Her role in the Dean's office involves coordinating the logistical functions of the office and the Faculty, as well as supporting a variety of Faculty committees. She works closely with the Dean and Associate Dean, Finance Assistant, program chairs, and program assistants, to facilitate the smooth operation of the Faculty.

Suzanne Armour,
Financial Assistant, Health & Human Services

Suzanne joined the Faculty of Health and Human Services in the Spring of 2015 after relocating to Nanaimo from Vancouver. She brings with her over 15 years of experience working in a Post-Secondary environment in various roles including customer service, accounting services, financial reporting, and data management. As the Financial Assistant in the Dean’s office, much of her time is focused on budget preparation and review, forecasting, and variance reporting. She works closely with the Dean, Associate Dean, Program Chairs and support staff and is the primary support person in all financial functions within the Faculty.

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