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Announcements – June 2024


Laurie Schnarr has been reappointed as vice-provost (students) at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Schnarr joined the UM in 2019 from the University of Guelph where she was director, student experience and interim director, experiential learning. During her tenure, she has led three departments within student affairs: office of the registrar and enrolment services, student engagement and success and student support. Dr. Schnarr has proven leadership in a number of institution-wide priorities such as advancing EDI, UM’s commitment to Reconciliation, increasing sexual violence education and resources and building holistic mental health supports for students.

Mike Emery has been appointed to assistant vice-president, enrolment services and registrar at Wilfrid Laurier University. He joins Laurier from Conestoga College where he served as registrar, guiding domestic recruitment and admissions, student records, scheduling, financial aid and convocation among other responsibilities. Prior to Conestoga College, Mr. Emery served as director of admissions at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Ana Serrano, president and vice-chancellor of OCAD University, has been reappointed to a second five-year term. President Serrano joined OCAD U in 2020 and led the university through the COVID-19 pandemic, providing transparency and developing protocols to ensure the health and safety of the campus community. During her first term, President Serrano co-chaired the university’s new Academic and Strategic Plan, 2022-2028, and has spearheaded initiatives to successfully secure several million-dollar investments. She will begin her new appointment on July 1.

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