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Governing Ourselves

Governing Ourselves informs members of legal and regulatory matters affecting the profession. This section provides updates on licensing and qualification requirements, notification of Council resolutions and reports from various Council committees, including reports on accreditation and discipline matters.

New council members

Marlène Marwah

The College Council welcomes new Council member Marlène Marwah, who was appointed in November 2017 for a three-year term. Marwah has dedicated her career to advancing the French language at post-secondary levels, government and various corporations in Ontario.

She has been a French-language instructor for more than 20 years at a number of institutions including the University of Toronto, the Alliance Française, both the federal (Superior Court judges) and provincial governments, as well as the Law Society of Ontario. Some of her students have included Karen Kain, Gerard Kennedy, Kelly Burke, assistant deputy minister for francophone affairs, and Eric Hoskins, minister of Children and Youth Services (now minister of Health and Long-Term Care).

Prior to becoming a private instructor, Marwah was a professional translator, completing various texts for clients including the University of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum and North American Life Assurance Company.

She holds a master of arts (linguistics) from the University of Toronto, a Certificat d’enseignement du français langue seconde from George Brown College, and a bachelor of arts from the University of Toronto.

Michelle Miner-Seal

The College Council welcomes new Council member Michelle Miner-Seal, who was appointed in November 2017 for a three-year term.

Miner-Seal is a Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) and an accredited mediator through Mediators without Borders. Fluent in French, Miner-Seal is a skilled executive with over 25 years of experience directing human resources and labour relations. She is also a negotiator, investigator, interviewer and published writer.

Miner-Seal has worked with various federal government departments and agencies, Crown corporations, provincial health-care agencies, the public sector and not-for-profit organizations.

She has served on the board of directors of the United Way of Ottawa and the Human Resources Professionals Association.

Miner-Seal holds a Master of Industrial Relations degree from Queen’s University.