Student housing is evolving. From traditional on campus dormitories and off campus apartments, students’ needs, expectations and desire for safe, secure and affordable places to live are changing. Presentation will provide an overview of local and national student housing issues, opportunities, current and future projects that cross over between the public and private sectors touching on changing demographics, functional operational challenges, and a peek into the near future of planning for student housing.
Our presenter is:
Bruce Belbin is a passionate leader focused on empowerment-based decision making and team development. Committed to effective, strategic, and efficient public policy development and delivery, he applies evidence-based decision making primarily with a balance of intuition and common sense. As a post-secondary education professional with extensive leadership experience in administration and operations within University, College systems and Government, Bruce has held positions that include Associate Vice President at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), Assistant Deputy Minister (Post-secondary, Government of NL), Manager and Director positions in Student Residences, Student Life, and Ancillary Business Operations within Memorial University’s St. Johns and Grenfell Campuses in Corner Brook. Holding a Masters in Higher Education Administration, and having started a Doctorate program, he is a proponent of life long and continuing education.
Bruce’s goals and objectives include creation of products, services, and policies that are well defined and practically applied and useful with an ability to be measured for outcomes. When not immersed in his work, you can find him volunteering in the community, tackling renovation projects, and enjoying the humor of life with his family and friends.