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One‑Minute Meeting with Wanda Ince

Posted by Communications, Marketing and Creative Services on February 16, 2022 in Community Highlights

Three questions, each answered in 150 words or less. One-Minute Meeting is a quick and easy way to get to know more about your colleagues, new and old. Learn how you can nominate someone at the bottom of this post.

Today's meeting is with Wanda Ince, Program Coordinator with the Transition Year Program.

What is my favorite thing about working at Dal?

My favorite thing about working at Dal would be my colleagues and the students. I work with so many wonderful people from various diverse backgrounds. My colleagues have become friends and we consider ourselves “family”.  I have the pleasure of getting to know the students on a personal level and able to assist with their educational learning experiences here at Dal. The students who I work with become part of the unique department I work at and most of the students remain lifelong friends with their peers.   

Which has been more valuable in your career, your education, or your experience? Why?

My experience at Dal has been the most valuable because it has taught me many life lessons. I’ve been working at Dal for almost 15 years and have learned so much. I started as a part-time casual clerk, filling in on a maternity leave, while I was taking courses. It turned out that the department needed a fulltime admin person and I needed a fulltime job. This position has given me the opportunity to show my strengths while learning new practices in our growing economy. It has allowed me to go to various communities, meet new people and encourage university learning to mature students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend university. Watching the students learn and grow and become the best version of themselves is truly remarkable. I am so fortunate that I get to experience that; it is truly rewarding.  

When you are feeling tired out, what is your go to strategy for regaining balance?

My day starts off with morning prayer and meditation. When I am feeling tired out, my go-to strategy for regaining balance is to go for a walk, weather permitting of course. We live in a beautiful community with a beautiful campus so a change of scenery can change your mindset. I find that even getting up from my desk and walking around the office/building is a great refresher. Other times, you can find me close to the water. I like to go to Black Rock Beach/Point Pleasant Park and walk the trails or sit and feed the squirrels and birds while enjoying the beautiful view of the ocean.

Now, nominate someone you'd like to see on One-Minute Meeting.

Is there someone at Dal you'd like to know more about? Email to suggest them for a One-Minute Meeting. Please provide contact information for the person you are nominating and let us know if you are comfortable with them knowing you nominated them (in case they ask). We'll then send the nominee an email seeing if they'd like to participate.

Previously on One-Minute Meeting:

Ray Bundy, Utility Service Person with Facilities Management

Vanessa Jackson, Executive Assistant, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine

Tracy Kittilsen, Manager of Extended Learning at the Faculty of Agriculture

Jennifer Devitt, Training Coordinator in the Office of the University Veterinarian

Kim Stewart, a Registration Officer on the Student Services Team with the Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development

Alexandra Fenton, Executive Director of SuperNOVA