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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 07 2024

Angie Bruce has been appointed as vice-president (Indigenous) at the University of Manitoba. A proud Red River Métis woman, Ms. Bruce joins the university after serving as assistant deputy minister of Natural Resources Canada’s Nòkwewashk sector. Previously, she was deputy minister in Manitoba’s Indigenous and Northern relations and municipal relations departments. Ms. Bruce has a […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 10 2024

David C. Malloy has been reappointed president of King’s University College, for a second term. The appointment is effective July 1, 2024, for a five-year term. Dr. Malloy was named the principal of King’s, which is affiliated with Western University, in 2019. His title was changed to president in 2021. He moved from the University […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 06 2023

Vancouver Island University has named Sungchul Choi as dean of the faculty of management. Prior to joining VIU, he was a professor in the University of Northern British Columbia’s school of business, where he had also served as chair since 2017. Dr. Choi holds a PhD in marketing from the University of Alberta and an […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 08 2023

Michelle Helstein has been appointed provost and vice-president, academic, at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Helstein holds a PhD in physical education and recreation from the University of Alberta and began her career at U of Lethbridge as a researcher in 2003. She was most recently interim deputy provost. Clinton Beckford is acting as the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | OCT 04 2023

Shalene Jobin is the new vice-president, academic, at First Nations University of Canada. She was most recently an associate professor in the faculty of native studies at the University of Alberta, where she held the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous governance and was the founding director of the Indigenous governance program. Robert Aguirre has been […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 05 2023

Lorie Kloda has been appointed vice-dean of McGill University’s library. Dr. Kloda most recently served as associate university librarian for planning and community relations at Concordia University. Prior to that she was a health sciences librarian and assessment librarian at McGill, where she also received her PhD in information studies in 2012. Isabella Dostaler began […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 02 2023

Queen’s University has reappointed Fahim Quadir as vice-provost and dean of the school of graduate studies and postdoctoral affairs for a five-year term. Dr. Quadir has held academic positions at universities in the U.S., Canada and Bangladesh. He is president-elect and vice-president of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies. Ashok Mathur has been appointed vice-president, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUL 05 2023

Toronto Metropolitan University has appointed Cynthia Holmes dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management. Dr. Holmes was previously TRSM’s associate dean, faculty and academic, and in 2022, served as the university’s interim vice- provost, academic. Western University has named Lily Cho vice-provost and associate vice-president, international, effectively July 1. She joins Western from York […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 07 2023

Penny Pexman has been named Western University’s new vice-president, research, starting Sept. 1. She is currently associate vice-president, research, at the University of Calgary, where she is also a professor of psychology. Dr. Pexman is a co-founder of Women in Cognitive Science Canada. Zena Mitchell has been named vice-president, students, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Ms. […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 02 2023

Shannon Wagner has been appointed Thompson Rivers University’s first vice‑president of research. She steps into the role after serving as TRU’s associate vice‑president, academic. She served as the inaugural dean of the faculty of human and health sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia before joining TRU in 2021. Mark Robertson has been named […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | APR 04 2023

Brad Clarke has been appointed interim associate vice-president, equity, at Brock University, where he currently serves as associate vice-president, students (a role he will continue to hold). Mr. Clarke has held a number of senior administration roles throughout his time at Brock, including as the long-serving co-chair of the president’s advisory committee on human rights, […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 01 2023

Deborah Buszard was appointed interim president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Dr. Buszard replaces Santa J. Ono, who left to take up the position of president of the University of Michigan. Dr. Buszard held the position of deputy vice-chancellor and principal of UBC Okanagan between 2012 and 2020. Prior to joining UBC […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 01 2023

Wisdom Tettey has been reappointed principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough and a vice-president at the University of Toronto, for a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2023. Dr. Tettey worked to advance inclusive excellence in scholarship, faculty diversity, and student mental health and wellbeing during his first term at UTSC. Before joining the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 04 2023

Tanya (Toni) De Mello became vice-president, equity and community inclusion, at Toronto Metropolitan University on Jan. 1, 2023. Dr. De Mello previously served as the inaugural assistant dean for student programming, development and equity at TMU’s Lincoln Alexander School of Law. She joined the university in 2017 as director of human rights. Dr. De Mello […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | DEC 07 2022

John Brown has been reappointed for a second term as dean of the University of Calgary’s school of architecture, planning and landscape. Dr. Brown began his first term in 2018 after having been an academic staff member for more than 30 years, and serving as interim dean and associate dean, research and international. Dr. Brown […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 02 2022

Kevin Hewitt, former chair of the Dalhousie University senate, has been named as the university’s first associate dean, equity and inclusion in the faculty of science. In this new role, Dr. Hewitt will lead the development and implementation of an equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility strategy and framework for the faculty. Dr. Hewitt first joined […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | OCT 13 2022

The University of Manitoba has reappointed Lalitha Raman-Wilms as dean of the college of pharmacy in the faculty of health sciences. During her first five-year term, she oversaw the launch of the institution’s new doctor of pharmacy program and the development of the college of pharmacy’s strategic plan. She previously held leadership roles at the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 14 2022

Jennifer Tomes has been named dean of science at Mount Allison University, where she had been serving as interim dean. She began her five-year appointment on July 1. Dr. Tomes is also dean for Mount Allison’s newly created bachelor’s degree in health studies, which will begin in fall 2022. Also an associate professor of psychology, Dr. […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 30 2022

The University of Ottawa has appointed First Nations activist Claudette Commanda as its next chancellor. Ms. Commanda is Algonquin Anishinaabe and will be the first Indigenous leader to assume the position. She is a well-known member of the Ottawa community and a U of Ottawa alumna, having completed a bachelor of arts and law degree […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUL 27 2022

On June 6, Brad Clarke became Brock University’s associate vice-president, students. In his new role, he is responsible for all aspects of Brock’s student services and student experience. Mr. Clarke previously served as director of student life and community experience and success at Brock for over 12 years. Mr. Clarke completed his undergraduate degree at […]

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