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Announcements – March 2024


Mount Allison University has named Ian Sutherland as its 16th president and vice-chancellor. Dr. Sutherland has worked for over a decade in academic leadership in Atlantic Canada and internationally. He currently serves as vice-president of Memorial University, where he is primarily responsible for leading its Grenfell Campus. He has an interdisciplinary background, rooted in the performing arts, social sciences and liberal arts. He begins his appointment on July 15.

Robert Gordon has been reappointed as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Windsor. During his tenure, Dr. Gordon has spearheaded the university’s first strategic plan in a decade and implemented its inaugural mental health strategy, among other accomplishments. He was first appointed in 2019 and previously served as provost and vice-president, academic, as well as vice-president, research at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Pamela Swett has been reappointed as dean of the faculty of humanities at McMaster University for a second, five-year term beginning July 1. Dr. Swett led the creation of the faculty’s first-ever strategic plan and played a key role in launching the Wilson College of Leadership and Civic Engagement. She first joined McMaster as a faculty member in history and served as chair of the history department from 2011 until 2017.

Laurentian University has appointed Danielle Dennie as its new university librarian. She will start her new position on July 1. Previously, she was the head of the Vanier Library at Concordia University. A Franco-Ontarian with Sudbury roots, she is a Laurentian alumna, having gotten her B.Sc in biochemistry. She then went on to get her master’s of library and information studies degree from McGill University as well as a master’s of science in applied microbiology from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique.

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