Dean's Office

Welcome to the Faculty of Health, Community and Education


"The diversity and inclusivity of our faculty inspire our success."

Stephen Price, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Phone: 403.440.6513

Learn more about Stephen Price.

The Faculty of Health, Community and Education adopted our five-year strategic plan for 2019 – 2024 in October 2019. The plan is built on ani to pisi, which is Blackfoot for spiderweb. Ani to pisi describes the interconnectedness that our people and programs have. A major element of the spiderweb is that when a vibration is felt, some vibrations being good and some vibrations being in need, the vibrations travel from their source to all parts of the web. When we pay attention to vibrations, we are able to respond and send the appropriate response; congratulations or help.

Elder Roy Bear Chief shared with our Faculty the story of ani to pisi as told by his late brother Clement Bear Chief. Through this teaching, our Faculty is able to use the story to guide our work in regard to our five goals areas:

  • promoting a healthy community,
  • inspiring engaged learners,
  • connecting with our communities,
  • engaging in changemaking and strengthening scholarship, and
  • research

As a Faculty of professional programs, we are committed to the success of our students. Our Mission identifies them as Inspiring students to make a difference — A paat tsi kani takiiks (those that create sparks). Our staff and faculty pride themselves on connecting with our students and providing a caring, approachable learning environment with high standards. This is a challenging task that our people take on, and I am proud to say they do this admirably.

As you explore our site, I encourage you to explore our strategic plan.

I also encourage you to make the most of the rich resources in the Faculty of Health, Community and Education. Visit our @MountRoyalHCE Facebook page to stay up-to-date with what's new and exciting with our faculty.

Affiliated associations

The programs in the Faculty of Health, Community and Education are connected to the following organizations, some for accreditation and some as professional organizations guiding the work of the programs.


Maggie Quance, PhD
Associate Dean, Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement
Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Phone: 403.440.5525

One of the mandates of this position is providing support to faculty to increase their involvement and productivity in scholarly teaching, scholarship and research. This also increases student participation in undergraduate research opportunities.

Our faculty members have different support needs. A variety of strategies are needed to facilitate the development of research and scholarship skills, successful grant applications and peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and knowledge translation activities. I'm assisted in this by the Faculty's Scholars' Council. This council has faculty members from the four departments representing 11 educational programs, as well as students. We work closely with the Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement (ORSCE), as well as with associate deans of research and scholarship from other Mount Royal faculties. This ensures that resources and ideas are shared and duplication minimized. The associate dean of teaching and learning also provides support. This is a very important relationship as our scholarship and research contributes to our scholarly teaching with, and for, students.



D. Gaye Warthe, PhD, RSW
Vice Dean
Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Phone: 403.440.6441


Welcome to the Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal University. Mount Royal is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We are all treaty people.

In our Faculty, teaching and learning is our priority. We have exceptional degree, diploma and certificate programs with unique curriculum designed to provide rich educational experiences. The Faculty of Health, Community and Education attracts outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to ensuring students have relevant educational experiences to prepare them to meet professional requirements and excel in their chosen professions. Programs emphasize the integration of theory and practice (work-integrated learning) and experiential learning is a key component of undergraduate education in our Faculty. We take pride in our collaborative relationships with community agencies, school boards and government organizations that provide placements for clinical, practicum and field education and inform program development through involvement on Advisory Committees. The Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal University has a reputation for excellence and a deep commitment to student experience and learning.

The recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action inform and motivate faculty to ensure graduates are prepared to contribute to reconciliation. We are inspiring students to make a difference.

We welcome and encourage student involvement in all aspects of their education at Mount Royal University. Together we can co-create an unparalleled educational experience.

Wishing you all the best in your educational journey.

Vincent OnyangoVincent Onyango
Faculty Financial Officer

Phone: 403.440.8761





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Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Phone: 403.440.6896





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Administrative Assistant, Faculty of Health, Community and Education
Phone: 403.440.6989