Shalene Jobin is the new vice-president, academic, at First Nations University of Canada. She was most recently an associate professor in the faculty of native studies at the University of Alberta, where she held the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous governance and was the founding director of the Indigenous governance program.
Robert Aguirre has been appointed provost and vice-president, academic, at the University of Windsor. Dr. Aguirre joined from James Madison University in Virginia, where he had been a professor of English and dean of the college of arts and letters since 2018.
Nipissing University has appointed Ann-Barbara Graff as provost and vice-president, academic, for a five-year term. Dr. Graff recently served as vice-president, academic and research, and provost at NSCAD University, where she was a professor of art history and contemporary culture.
Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Brent Wolfe associate vice-president and dean of the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral studies. Previously associate dean of the same faculty, Dr. Wolfe has held various research, teaching and administrative roles since he joined Laurier in 2002 as an assistant professor of geography and environmental studies.
Dalhousie University welcomed Kim Brooks as its new president and vice-chancellor on Aug. 14. She stepped into the role after serving as acting provost and vice-president, academic. An accomplished tax scholar and lawyer, Dr. Brooks was previously dean of Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law and its faculty of management. Dr. Brooks is both the first woman and first openly queer person to be permanently appointed Dalhousie president.
Isabelle Nault has been appointed vice-president, administration, at Mount Saint Vincent University. She was previously associate vice-president of operations at NSCAD University.
The University of British Columbia has appointed Bhushan Gopaluni vice-provost and associate vice-president, faculty planning, for a five-year term. A professor in the faculty of applied science, he served as associate head for chemical and biological engineering undergraduate programs from 2014-2017 and then as associate dean, education and professional development.
As of Aug. 1, Teresa Kisilevich is dean of the faculty of applied and technical studies at the University of the Fraser Valley. She was most recently associate dean of trades and apprenticeship at Okanagan College, where she served in several instructional and administrative roles since 1999. Dr. Kisilevich has also been named a tenured associate professor with a faculty appointment in the UFV’s adult education department.