Operations Department

Glenn MacDonald, Director of Operations

Glenn MacDonald, P.Eng., Director of Operations

Mr. Glenn MacDonald, P.Eng., was appointed as Director of Operations on January 29, 2024. He brings 20 years of professional experience as a Facilities Engineer, Project Engineer as well as an Operations Manager in the construction and oil and gas industry.

Mr. MacDonald’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), a Survey Technician Certificate and a Survey Technologist Diploma, both from the Centre of Geographic Sciences, Nova Scotia Community College. He is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia and Alberta.

Under the leadership of the Director of Operations, the Operations Department is responsible for the provision and operation of safe and efficient facilities and fleet for the students and staff of the Strait Regional Centre for Education. The Department’s responsibilities include:

• Facilities maintenance;
• Capital planning and project management;
• Energy management programs and projects;
• Fleet operations;
• Driver training and licensing;
• Fleet maintenance;
• Health and safety program management;
• Air quality monitoring, investigations and remediation; and
• Fire safety programs administration.

The Transportation Department operates a large fleet of busses transporting approximately 96% of students over an area of 11,000 square kilometres. The system is totally owned, operated and maintained by the Regional Centre. Facilities management functions are primarily conducted utilizing Regional Centre employees including custodial services, building operations and most facility maintenance functions. Regional Centre’s resources are augmented by specialty contract services. The Operations Department’s core functions are centrally managed from facilities in Mulgrave. A combination of Regional Centre and contract services is utilized to perform capital construction functions.

Please contact:

Belinda Shea, Administrative Assistant, Property Services; 902-747-3647

Denise Kelly, Administrative Assistant, Transportation Services; 902-747-3642

Bussing emergency telephone number: 902-747-3642; 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Operations Department Staff Members

All staff may be reached at 902-625-2191 or 902-747-3647.

Glenn MacDonald - Director of Operations; 902-747-3647

Ian Fraser -  Manager of Facilities Operations; 902-747-3647 

James Shaw - Assistant Manager of Facilities; 902-747-3647

Ronald Organ - Manager of Student Transportation; 902-747-3645

Holly Wood- Assistant Manager of Transportation Services; 902-747-3645

Mary Swinamer - Transportation Router; 902-747-3645

Dale Burton - Assistant Manager of Fleet Maintenance; 902-747-3637

Millie Pelrine - Inventory Clerk/Dispatcher; 902-747-3642

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