Remembering Ron Duffell
The faculty and staff of the School of Leadership Studies extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of associate faculty member Ron Duffell, who passed away last month. Ron was a graduate of the Master of Arts in Leadership and Training program and went on to become a major project supervisor. In the broader community, he was a well-respected leader, notable in his leadership of Healthy Minds, Healthy People: A Ten Year Plan for Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use in B.C. Ron exemplified collaboration and system transformation in this role, bringing together government partners, health system leaders, and community partners, and changing the lives of some of B.C.’s most vulnerable people. This rounded off 42 years of service. Ron also exercised his leadership skills, representing the Ministry of Health, during the initial stages of establishing a presence for the Centre for Health Leadership and Research at Royal Roads University within the health sector of British Columbia and Canada. Ron will be greatly missed.