As Dean, Centre for Health Sciences and Centre for Community Services & Early Childhood, Fay Lim-Lambie is responsible for ensuring graduates are supported and prepared to meet entrance-to-practice requirements in their sectors and is committed to quality and excellence in all learning experiences. Meeting future workforce needs in the health care, social services and early childhood sectors through innovation and strengthened industry partnerships is also a key priority, as part of George Brown College’s Strategy 2022, Vision 2030 plan.
Fay brings her extensive experience in the hospital, government and social services sectors to George Brown College, as well as demonstrated leadership in post-secondary education. As the former Dean of Health, Wellness and Sciences at Georgian College, she has had strategic, operational, and academic leadership and oversight of a wide range of programs and health clinics across six campuses.
Fay has held practice and education leadership oversight of health disciplines in nursing, oral health, social work, therapeutic recreation, occupational therapy and assistants, physiotherapy and assistants, paramedics, personal support workers, pharmacy and pharmacy technicians. She also has academic experience as a preceptor and is committed to scholarship and research with health and academic partnerships.
A leader in interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration, Fay was formerly Executive Director of Health Disciplines Professional Practice & Education, Ambulatory Care Clinics Clinical Support Services at Baycrest Health Sciences and the past Treasurer of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Active in health and government organizations, in 2016 Fay was appointed to Mackenzie Health Board of Directors and in 2019 was elected as Second Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Mackenzie Health Hospital where she is also Chair of the Clinical Quality, Safety and Risk Committee. In 2021, Fay was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Mackenzie Health. She has an appointment with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario — a post she’s held for more than a decade — where she is called upon to conduct, investigate and facilitate resolution in high-conflict child custody cases.
Fay holds a Master of Social Work from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Social Work from York University and a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University. She is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and is completing her PhD in higher education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.
In addition, she holds certificates in family mediation, health law, patient safety, critical incident debriefing and clinical counselling.