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Jean Brown - Cambrian College. Sudbury, ON, CA

Jean Brown Jean Brown

Vice President, Academic | Cambrian College

Sudbury, ON, CANADA

An accomplished administrator, educator and researcher. Jean has extensive experience in curriculum design, development and delivery.



Jean Brown has an extensive background in education, and a reputation as an inspiring and innovative leader. Faculty and staff describe her as an “extraordinary professional” and an “exceptional Dean.” She is known for her excellent listening and problem-solving skills, for never missing a deadline, and for her vision.

On every level, Brown seizes opportunities and enables others to do so as well. Brown was honoured with the President’s Award for Excellence in the Faculty category in 1994 and 2003. She was also awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Administration in 2015.

Brown has a Master of Arts degree in Child and Development Studies from Laurentian University, in addition to other academic credentials.

Industry Expertise (3)


Human Resources

Program Development

Areas of Expertise (3)

Academic Leadership

Community Engagement

Program and Curriculum Development

Accomplishments (1)

President's Award for Excellence - Administrator (professional)


The President’s Award for Excellence recognizes employees who have been exemplary in their efforts to not only achieve their own professional goals, but to inspire other members of the Cambrian community to set and achieve the highest standards.

Education (3)

Laurentian University: Masters Degree, Child and Development Studies

Thesis: The Profile and Performance of Cambrian College Students Who Continue their Education at Laurentian University.

University of Manitoba: Bachelor of Education, Special Education

University of Manitoba: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (3)

Cambrian College adds new programs for Fall 2014

Cambrian College  online


“We’re excited about launching these new programs,” says Jean Brown, Interim Vice President, Academic. “They respond to the needs of our community and employers, as well as student demand. The music and arts programs will inform and support the growing arts landscape in Sudbury, and the Environmental Field Techniques program will help Cambrian graduates work in positions that address climate change and support environmental sustainability.”

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Cec Woods Centre's relocation 'a dream come true'

NorthernLife.ca  online


Jean Brown, Cambrian's dean of community services, said the facility's relocation is “wonderful for our students.” They'll be able to work with the Cec Woods Centre clients on a regular basis, as part of their program, she said. This is also a great step for Sudbury Developmental Services clients, Brown said...

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Cambrian College offers online options to Sault and area students

SooToday.com  online


“Our initial rationale for increasing online learning options in Community and Justice Services was to make it easier for people from Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay to access our program. There are large correctional institutions in each of those areas, and people see that job opportunities are opening up. Cambrian is the closest community college that offers Community and Justice Services, but distance was still an issue for many prospective students,” explained Jean Brown, dean of Cambrian’s Schools of Justice, Community Services, and General Studies...

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