“Within two years of graduating, I successfully advanced my career and became the director of the government-wide program rolling out the standard document and records management solution known as GCdocs. It is my dream job, and I honestly don’t think I would have achieved this goal without the Master of Information Management (MIM) degree.”
Jennifer Woods MIM Class of 2011, Director, GCDOCS EPMO
The Centre for Executive and Graduate Education is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Master of Information Management (MIM) program. The first of its kind in Canada, MIM builds on an individual’s existing knowledge and experience to develop the skills and best practices in critical information, risk and change management that respond to our ever-changing dynamic work environment.
The MIM is a part-time program delivered primarily online, complemented by onsite intensives. Award-winning teachers, who possess a broad experience in e-learning, research and consulting, create an environment that fosters meaningful learning. The long-term success and strength of the MIM program is found in the collaborative approach that is formed within the cohorts over the duration of the MIM journey.
CEGE Connection reached out to the first cohort of the MIM program for their thoughts on how the MIM program influenced their lives.
Dr. Sandra Toze introduced me to Jennifer Woods at the 2018 ARMA Conference held in Vancouver this past spring. Over lunch, Jennifer highlighted how technology is transforming the way information is managed for the betterment of society. Today, she looks back on how the MIM degree provided a pathway to greater career opportunities.
I was very fortunate to be part of the first cohort of the Dalhousie Master of Information Management (MIM) program, and I loved it!
At the time, I was a manager in the federal government, and I believed my career would benefit from furthering my education. The mid-career professionals’ approach to the curriculum was brilliant. It not only helped me apply my learning to solve practical issues at the office, and made the learning more meaningful and interesting, but it also provided a great reason for my employer to invest in my tuition.
Within two years of graduating, I successfully advanced my career and became the director of the government-wide program rolling out the standard document and records management solution known as GCdocs. It is my dream job, and I honestly don’t think I would have achieved this goal without the Master of Information Management (MIM).
One of the best things about the program is going to Halifax for the onsite intensives, doing things like boat tours, eating at the Split Crow and touring the Keith’s Brewery. It is such a great city, now one of my favorite places to visit. And I’m so thankful for the great relationships I gained with my cohorts, many of whom stay in touch ten years later.
Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary!
Martine Durier-Copp says
Wonderful testimonial from a wonderful alumna! Thank you for the very kind words, Jennifer Woods!
Louise Spiteri says
It’s good to hear from you, Jennifer, and many thanks for the very kind words. It’s wonderful to follow the progress of your career. I consider myself fortunate to have the chance to work with you in the MIM program