Kristen Fisher has been appointed associate vice-president, people and talent at Brandon University. This new position will replace the previous chief human resources officer, and Ms. Fisher will be responsible for making the human resources division a strategic partner in institutional priorities and an advocate for employees. Ms. Fisher has worked at Brandon University for 14 years, having served as acting chief human resources officer for two years as well as manager of executive and board operations in the office of the president. The scope and title of this new position will allow human resources to serve as a strategic partner in institutional priorities as well as an advocate for employees – especially in areas of wellness, culture, and employee education and development.
Capilano University is welcoming Christina Neigel as its new university librarian. As part of the university’s senior leadership, Dr. Neigel will lead the academic planning and development of the library and related academic learning services and supports. As university librarian, she will play a key role in maintaining and enhancing distinct learner experiences and scholarly activity through high-quality resources that support academic programming and activities. Previously, Dr. Neigel served as an associate professor and department head in information studies at the University of the Fraser Valley. She has also been actively involved in supporting academic faculty and the library profession through various roles, namely with the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC, the BC Library Association and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations. Dr. Neigel holds a master’s degree in library and information studies from UBC.