Celebrating the Careers of Audrey Glasbergen and Sue-Ann Hicks

June 18, 2024 by Department of Geography & Planning
After decades of dedicated service, the Department of Human Geography (UTSC) bids farewell to two of its most cherished staff members, Audrey Glasbergen and Sue-Ann Hicks, as they embark on their well-deserved retirement journeys.
Audrey Glasbergen
Audrey's journey with the department began in September 1980 when she joined as a switchboard operator and overflow typist.
Over the years, Audrey's role evolved with the advancements of technology, transitioning from Gestetner machines and ditto paper to computers. Despite the changes, Audrey's dedication remained unwavering. Her fondest office memories include birthday celebrations with colleagues and the camaraderie shared with faculty and staff during both joyful and challenging times.
In her retirement, Audrey plans to indulge in holiday planning, engage in daytime community drop-in activities, and bid farewell to her alarm clock.
Sue-Ann Hicks
Sue-Ann's tenure at the department began in October 2012 as the first Assistant to the Chairs, coinciding with the department's official evolution into a standalone department. She played a pivotal role in the department's growth, witnessing the increase in faculty from 10 to 22 over the years. Sue-Ann's favourite memories revolve around the Student Awards recognition, where she had the opportunity to witness the vibrant interactions between students and faculty. Sue-Ann will miss the daily interactions with faculty and staff, cherishing the moments of laughter and meaningful conversations. 
In her retirement, Sue-Ann looks forward to spending quality time with her family, especially her granddaughters, diving back into crafting, and enjoying leisurely lunches and coffee outings with friends. She anticipates the joy of relaxation, leisurely walks with her Chocolate Lab, Mr. Moose, and cherished moments with loved ones.

We express our deepest gratitude to Audrey and Sue-Ann for their invaluable contributions and wish them a fulfilling and joyous retirement ahead.