Alice Mansell is a widely exhibited artist in
Canada and internationally, practicing for more than two decades. Her studio
practice including painting, multi media and digital installations
derive from an ongoing engagement with the images and stories that
define us as individuals and as communities.
Her practice as an artist has uniquely
enabled her to develop learning models that take advantage of the multimodal
universe now available in classrooms and online. In particular the
design of new media, interdisciplinary, and integrated programs and
learning designs have been used in universities and colleges across the
Her unique processes enable
colleagues at all levels to learn to improve their achievement of personal and
organizational goals. These processes are the product of more than 25
years of experience leading the development of innovative programs,
facilities and systems in universities and colleges across Canada.
Professor Mansell has served in positions ranging from
Faculty member, Assistant Dean, Department Chair, Vice President
Academic, and President, and now as Principal of the Mansell Design
is also co-principal of Leading by Design.
As Chair of Visual Arts at University of
Western Ontario from 1987-94, she was responsible for the development a
highly acclaimed graduate and growth of an undergraduate program, and
the building of the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre. As President of the
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, she led the development of the
New Media Centre Initiative in collaboration with Industry, University,
Government and Private partners.
As founding Vice President Academic of the
Technical University of British Columbia from1998 to 2002 she led the
design, accreditation, development and implementation of innovative
online and on site graduate and undergraduate programs, recruitment and
development of faculty and learning staff, and recruitment of learners.
She has served on key national
boards and committees: Chair of the eLearning and eContent committees
and Board of CANARIE, and on the Canadian Culture Online Program,
focussed on providing increased access to educational and cultural
resources and markets.
Alice brings years of experience of
implementing change projects coupled with a deep understanding of the
diverse perspectives and attitudes that must be enabled in complex post
secondary environments. Her continuing practice as an artist involved
with new media supports the uniquely effective digital and face to face
tools that are her signature.