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Announcements – May 2024


Shelagh Rogers has been named the new chancellor at Queen’s University, starting July 1. Previously, she served as chancellor at the University of Victoria for two terms spanning from 2015 to 2021. A former Queen’s student, Ms. Rogers is best known for her broadcast career on CBC radio, having worked on notable programs like Morningside, The Arts Tonight, This Morning, and The Next Chapter.  Beyond her career achievements, Ms. Rogers, an Officer of the Order of Canada, has been a vocal activist for mental health awareness and care, especially for youth, earning several accolades from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as earning the inaugural Margaret Trudeau Award for Mental Health Advocacy.

Wendy Rodgers has been appointed as the seventh president and vice-chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Rodgers brings years of teaching, research and administrative experience to the role. She began her postsecondary education career as an assistant professor in the faculty of human kinetics at the University of Windsor before moving to the University of Albrta, where she was a full professor and high-achieving researcher for almost 20 years. After serving in a number of leadership roles at the U of A, Dr. Rodgers moved to the University of Northern British Columbia, where she was most recently serving as the vice-president, academic, and provost. Dr. Rodgers begins her appointment on June 1.

Kenneth Deveau has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of Université Sainte-Anne for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2024. With a PhD in education and specializing in the vitality of linguistic minority communities, Dr. Deveau began his career in 1992 as a science and math teacher at École secondaire de Clare before pursuing doctoral studies in 2000 at Université de Moncton. He is recognized for his many contributions as a research associate with the Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities from 2002 to 2013.

He joined Université Sainte-Anne in 2004 as a professor in the department of education. In 2011, he was appointed vice-president, academic and research, a position he held until 2021, when he became development officer for research infrastructure and entrepreneurship. Since 2023, Mr. Deveau has been executive director of the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Anne Bowker has been appointed as dean of the faculty of arts and social sciences at Carleton University, effective July 1. Dr. Bowker is a professor in the department of psychology and has served as interim dean of the faculty since August 2023. She completed her undergraduate studies at Concordia University and holds an MA and PhD from the University of Waterloo.

Trinity College has appointed Nicholas Terpstra as provost and vice-chancellor beginning in July. Dr. Terpstra is a professor of history at the University of Toronto and holds cross-appointments with the department of religion, department of Italian studies and centre for medieval studies. As chair of the history department in 2018, Dr. Terpstra led the establishmentof a new master of arts in contemporary international history program. In 2010, he received the Outsanding Teaching Award from the faculty of arts and science.

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