Meet the Team

Jesse Russel
Jesse Russell
Hometown: North Bay, Ontario

Hello, I’m Jesse, Coordinator of Recruitment and Liaison at Canadore College!

I am a proud Canadore alum who used one of our many pathways to continue my education at Carleton University.  Before joining Canadore, I worked as a Fraud Investigator in the public and private sector. Having grown up in North Bay, it was an easy decision to move home and join the Canadore community!

I enjoy connecting with prospective students and their families to share the benefits of studying at Canadore as we have amazing labs and smaller class sizes.

Please feel free to reach out any time with questions.


Ric Potvin
North Bay via Comox, BC

Hi there.

I grew up in Comox British Columbia on Vancouver Island and moved to North Bay.

I’m a Canadore graduate from the television broadcasting program.

I worked several years after college with CTV as an ENG news camera operator, News Editor, and Director. I returned to Canadore in 2000 to teach for a year and have been here ever since, the atmosphere, friendly environment and people made it an easy transition. Over my twenty year employment with Canadore, I’ve taking on several roles, including Professor, Technologist, and now Liaison Officer. I look forward to discussing your college options with you and once you become a part of the Canadore family, look forward to helping you while you train for your career path.

Please feel free to reach out any time with questions.

Darryl Oliver

Darryl Oliver
Hometown: Niagara, ON

Hello, everyone! I’m one of Canadore’s liaison officers that you might just meet this year.

I grew up in the Niagara region until I was 15, when I moved just outside of North Bay to finish high school.  Once I finished, I went to 4 separate postsecondary institutions, including one in Ireland as part of an Exchange.  I think the most challenging part of being a student is knowing just which program you should take: but don’t sweat it! I took 3 different programs ended up with an English degree and Human Resources post-graduate certificate, which is a strange combination to be sure. Most importantly, the experience of going to school is everlasting: the friendships, the personal growth, all the way to graduation!  I loved the time I spent in school, and I think you will too.

After finishing school I spent time in a Headhunting role (recruiting for companies) for 4 years, then moved into working as a liaison officer, with time in Admissions as well.  I know that all of my prior positions have made me a better liaison officer to help you with your questions and interest as you turn your attention to the next step in your journey.  If you have any questions along the way, let me know and I’m glad to help!