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Acting Section Head
Environment Canada
Mia Batchelor

Mia, who would you say was your favourite movie star or artist when you were growing up?

Growing up, I had two favourite TV stars: Wonder Woman and MacGyver. They were both crime fighters each with a unique style and approach. Wonder Woman had an amazing outfit (I was a big fan of the head-band), a speedy invisible jet and of course the lasso which she used with amazing accuracy. MacGyver on the other hand, could fix almost anything and disable any bomb with a duct tape and his Swiss Army Knife. He epitomizes quick thinking and making the most of what you have on hand.


Choosing to complete an Executive MBA is a big consideration. After reviewing the various masters’ programs available, why did you choose to enroll in the Telfer Executive MBA Program?

The Telfer Executive MBA was an easy decision for me to make. I looked into several other programs and they could not compete with the one here at the Telfer School. First and foremost for me is the in-class experience; I wanted to be able to interact in-person with my professors and fellow candidates. The Signature Series of Six Business Consulting Projects also captured my attention. They will be a great hands-on opportunity to apply what I have learned and for me to learn even more.

I’m thrilled to be part of this program and I’m looking forward to growing and learning from this experience with my cohort.


Final question Mia, from a community perspective, is there any charitable organizations that you support? What draws you to this cause?

I have always felt it’s important to be involved in my community; in fact, in my mind that’s part of what makes it a community. To that end, I’ve stepped forward on a number of different fronts. For years, I’ve canvassed for the kidney foundation, volunteered in my children’s school and last winter was a cross-country skiing coach. One organization that I’m particularly proud to have worked with is the not-for-profit childcare centre called the Devonshire School Age Program. I’ve been a board member of this organization for three years now, helping it to deliver the highest quality care for children attending Devonshire Public School.

Originally Posted: October 22, 2014

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