About RDC President
At a special event on November 12, 2019, Dr. Peter Nunoda was officially installed as Red Deer College's 11th President. He joined RDC in this role on September 3, 2019.
Dr. Nunoda, who holds a Ph.D. in History, brings an extensive list of skills and more than 30 years of post-secondary experience to the College. He was an instructor in the Departments of History and Native Studies for 12 years at the University of Manitoba, where he conducted research projects on various topics, including Aboriginal health education and Aboriginal student retention. Dr. Nunoda’s subject matter expertise in Aboriginal health also led him to an international position with the Indigenous Health Unit at James Cook University in Australia.
Dr. Nunoda served as the Program Director for Aboriginal Focus Programs from 2000-2002 and Director of Access Programs for the next five years at the University of Manitoba. From 2007-2011, he was the Dean of Faculty of Health at the University College of the North. Then, he served as Vice President, Academic and Research at Northern Lights College (NLC) for three years. Under Dr. Nunoda’s guidance, domestic enrolment grew three per cent and the number of international students skyrocketed 75 per cent at NLC through a Strategic Enrolment Management Plan.
Since August 2014, Dr. Nunoda served as the President of Vancouver Community College (VCC). He is a big proponent of collaborating with, and connecting with, the community. Along with Central City Foundation, VCC has hosted Fair in the Square, connecting over 3,000 community members at a festival of food, music and activities. In partnership with Vancouver Trolley Company and funding from Telus, the VCC Dental Clinic hosted Tooth Trolley for pre-registered children and their families, providing free dental exams, seminars and fun activities. In recognition of Dr. Nunoda’s accomplishments and service to the post-secondary sector, he was honoured to receive an Award of Appreciation in 2019 from the Government of BC before completing his tenure at Vancouver Community College.
Dr. Nunoda joins RDC at a pivotal moment in its history, as this institution continues its journey to become Red Deer University, continuing to serve learners and our communities with the same breadth of programs and credentials it offers now, plus its own degrees.