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Announcements – July 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 University, where she was most recently associate dean for global and community engagement in the faculty of liberal arts and professional studies. Dr. Cho is a scholar of cultural studies and postcolonial literature, and has published books on the Chinese Head Tax and the history of Chinese restaurants in Canada.

Heather Davis-Fisch has been appointed dean of the faculty of fine arts at the University of Lethbridge. A respected theatre scholar, she previously served as founding director of the school of creative arts at the Unviersity of the Fraser Valley, where she was also head of the theatre department and chair of the bachelor of media arts program.

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

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