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Announcements – March 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 02 2017

The University of Windsor has reappointed K.W. Michael Siu vice-president, research and innovation, effective Dec. 1 2017. Dr. Siu was appointed for a first term in Dec. 2012. He holds a PhD in chemistry from Dalhousie University and has held positions at the National Research Council of Canada, the former Institute for Environmental Chemistry and the Institute for National Measurement Standards.

The University of King’s College has appointed Peter O’Brien vice-president, effective July 1. A Halifax native and King’s alumnus, Dr. O’Brien holds a PhD in classical studies from Boston University. He is an assistant professor of classics in the King’s-Dalhousie joint faculty and teaches in the King’s Foundation Year program.

Todd Randall will become Lakehead University’s dean of the faculty of science and environmental studies, effective March 1. Dr. Randall has served as interim dean of the faculty from 2014 to 2016. He joined Lakehead in 2002 after earning a PhD in civil engineering and master’s in glacial sedimentology from McMaster University.

Reverend Thomas Worcester has been named president of Regis College, the Jesuit faculty of theology at the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Worcester holds a PhD in history from the University of Cambridge and a master’s of theological studies from Harvard Divinity School.

Mount Allison University has named Lynn Loewen its next chancellor, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Ms. Loewen is currently president of Minogue Medical Inc. and serves on the board of Emera Inc. She has served on Mount Allison’s board of regents for 11 years.

John Capone, vice-president, research, of Western University, has received a two-year extension to his term, which will now expire on June 30, 2019. Dr. Capone holds a PhD in biochemistry from McMaster University and joined Western University after serving two terms as dean of science at McMaster.

Canadian Mennonite University has named Jonathan Dueck its vice-president, academic, and academic dean, beginning July 1. Dr. Dueck is currently assistant professor of writing and deputy director of Writing in the Disciplines at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Canadian Mennonite Bible College and holds a PhD from the University of Alberta in ethnomusicology.

Saint Mary’s University has appointed Malcolm Butler vice-president, academic and research, effective July 1. Dr. Butler has been dean of science and a professor in the department of physics at Carleton University since 2010. Prior to that, he spent 17 years as a professor in the department of astronomy and physics at SMU.

Karen Jackson-Cox took on the role of executive director of Queen’s University’s Smith Business Career Centre in Aug. 2016. Previously director of careers for the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Ms. Jackson-Cox has a background in student placement and career advancement in corporate and business school environments. She holds a master’s in education from the University of Toronto.

Tyler Forkes joined the Smith Business Career Centre at Queen’s University, in January, as director of alumni engagement. He was most recently assistant vice-president, alumni relations, at Ryerson University. Mr. Forkes was president of the Queen’s University Alumni Association from 2002 to 2004, and received the Herbert J. Hamilton Volunteer Service Award in 2006 for his commitment to the association.

Ivan Emke has been appointed acting vice-president of Memorial University’s Grenfell campus, effective May 1 to Dec. 31. Dr. Emke is an associate professor of social and cultural studies and an elected member of Memorial University’s senate. He joined the Grenfell campus in 1993.

On Jan. 1, Suzanne Stewart began a new role as director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Dr. Stewart has spent nearly a decade as an OISE scholar devoted to improving the lives of Indigenous people and previously served as special advisor to the dean on aboriginal education.

St. Paul’s University College, affiliated with University of Waterloo, has named Lori Campbell the new director of the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre. Previously, she was the coordinator of the Indigenous Students’ Centre at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Regina, and a counsellor to Indigenous students. Ms. Campbell is of Cree/Métis ancestry from Saskatchewan and holds a master’s degree in adult education.

Aimée Craft has been appointed the director of research for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Dr. Craft is an Indigenous lawyer and director of research for the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation, as well as an assistant professor in the University of Manitoba’s faculty of law. She will be leaving those positions to pursue her new role.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomed David Florkowski to the position of dean of the faculty of health on Jan. 16. Dr. Florkowski, who holds a PhD in public health from Walden University in Minneapolis, was most recently with Vancouver Coastal Health. Dr. Florkowski is also an open learning faculty member in the school of health sciences at Thompson Rivers University.

Santa Ono, president of the University of British Columbia, has been appointed chief advisor for Premier Christy Clark’s new provincial innovation network. The network’s goal is to encourage collaboration between postsecondary institutions and innovation-driven industries to help “ensure graduates have the skills that industry and employers need from life science to digital media through to clean energy.” In March, Dr. Ono will convene stakeholders in the innovation network at a forum during the B.C. Tech Summit. In a statement issued by the Premier’s office, Dr. Ono said: “B.C.’s colleges, institutes and universities are producing the best and brightest minds to fuel the innovation economy and have the research capacity to find solutions to the business, technical and growth challenges that the sector faces.”

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