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Part 2: why become an administrator? – Dean’s Podcast

An interview with Doug Peers, associate vice-president graduate and dean of graduate studies at York University, on why academics should consider the life of an administrator.

BY UA/AU | AUG 16 2010

Welcome to the Dean’s Podcast – the podcast about issues shaping graduate studies in Canada.

What follows is the conclusion of a two-part series on why an academic would want to become a university administrator. In this episode, host Carolyn Watters, Dalhousie University dean of graduate studies, and 2009 Canadian Association of Graduate Studies president, talks to Doug Peers, associate vice-president graduate and dean of graduate studies at York University.

Does he hold the same opinion of working in administration as Jack Duffy from Part 1 does? Listen in as he describes why academics should definitely take an active role in their university’s governance. (Running time: 21:43 mins).

This episode was arranged by Dave Johnson of Nilairtime in Ottawa. Theme music for this episode of the Dean’s Podcast by Incompetech.


If you’d like to get in touch with Carolyn about something you heard in the podcast, click here to e-mail her. Or, you can leave a comment in the forum below.

Editor’s Note: In the fall of 2010, Carolyn Watters starts a new position at Dalhousie University: vice-president academic and provost, for a one-year term. We would like to congratulate Carolyn and wish her luck regarding this new and exciting challenge.

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