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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | NOV 02 2022

Kevin Hewitt, former chair of the Dalhousie University senate, has been named as the university’s first associate dean, equity and inclusion in the faculty of science. In this new role, Dr. Hewitt will lead the development and implementation of an equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility strategy and framework for the faculty. Dr. Hewitt first joined […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | OCT 13 2022

The University of Manitoba has reappointed Lalitha Raman-Wilms as dean of the college of pharmacy in the faculty of health sciences. During her first five-year term, she oversaw the launch of the institution’s new doctor of pharmacy program and the development of the college of pharmacy’s strategic plan. She previously held leadership roles at the […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | SEP 14 2022

Jennifer Tomes has been named dean of science at Mount Allison University, where she had been serving as interim dean. She began her five-year appointment on July 1. Dr. Tomes is also dean for Mount Allison’s newly created bachelor’s degree in health studies, which will begin in fall 2022. Also an associate professor of psychology, Dr. […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 30 2022

The University of Ottawa has appointed First Nations activist Claudette Commanda as its next chancellor. Ms. Commanda is Algonquin Anishinaabe and will be the first Indigenous leader to assume the position. She is a well-known member of the Ottawa community and a U of Ottawa alumna, having completed a bachelor of arts and law degree […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUL 27 2022

On June 6, Brad Clarke became Brock University’s associate vice-president, students. In his new role, he is responsible for all aspects of Brock’s student services and student experience. Mr. Clarke previously served as director of student life and community experience and success at Brock for over 12 years. Mr. Clarke completed his undergraduate degree at […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 21 2022

Verity Turpin has been appointed vice-provost, student experience at the University of Calgary for a five-year term, effective July 1. Ms. Turpin previously served as acting vice-provost, student affairs at Dalhousie University, where she held progressively senior roles. She recently sponsored the development of an equity admissions framework for Dalhousie, helping to improve diversity on […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JUN 01 2022

Thompson Rivers University has appointed Gillian Balfour as vice-president academic, effective July 1. Dr. Balfour was previously vice-president and academic dean of King’s University College, affiliated with Western University. She holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Manitoba, where she focused on critical socio-legal studies and feminist criminology. Dr. Balfour has also served […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 02 2022

Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Kate McCrae Bristol as the acting director of athletics and recreation for a one-year team. She currently serves as the dean of students for the university’s Waterloo campus. A former student-athlete, Ms. McCrae Bristol was previously an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Yale University, as well as […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 07 2022

Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Brent Wolfe as the acting associate vice-president and dean of the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral studies. Dr. Wolfe will start his new position on July 1. Currently, he serves as associate dean for the faculty of geography and environmental sciences. He is a former northern research chair with NSERC […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 28 2022

The University of Alberta has appointed Robert Wood as dean of the faculty of arts for a five-year term beginning July 1. Dr. Wood is currently serving as a professor and dean of the faculty of health sciences at the University of Lethbridge where he has held a number of leadership roles, including as dean […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 16 2022

Kristen Fisher has been appointed associate vice-president, people and talent at Brandon University. This new position will replace the previous chief human resources officer, and Ms. Fisher will be responsible for making the human resources division a strategic partner in institutional priorities and an advocate for employees. Ms. Fisher has worked at Brandon University for […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | FEB 02 2022

MacEwan University recently appointed Jason Fung as its new general counsel, starting Feb. 10. Mr. Fung has served as a senior legal counsel with the department of justice and solicitor general at the Government of Alberta and has a strong background in providing strategic and legal advice on privacy, intellectual property and risk management. Mr. […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 26 2022

MacEwan University has appointed Maureen Lomas as vice-president, finance and administration and chief financial officer, starting Feb. 14. Ms. Lomas has 20 years of experience in progressive accounting and management, having recently served as vice-president, finance at Alberta Innovates, the research, business growth and innovation arm of the provincial government. Ms. Lomas has a diverse […]

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | JAN 19 2022

Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Heidi Northwood to a two-year term as senior executive officer: global strategy. Ms. Northwood, who previously served as senior executive officer of WLU’s Brantford campus, will lead the university’s internationalization strategy, which aims to strengthen the institution’s global reputation, build international partnerships, and increase opportunities for international exchange and recruitment. […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JAN 05 2022

Ryerson University has announced that Saeed Zolfaghari will be its new vice-president, administration and operations, starting on Jan. 10. Dr. Zolfaghari most recently served as interim provost and vice-president, academic, serving as the university’s chief academic officer and chief operating officer. In that role, he also co-chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Working Group and […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | DEC 01 2021

NSCAD University has announced that Peggy Shannon will be its new president. Her five-year appointment will begin July 1, 2022. Dr. Shannon has served as a professor and administrator at several universities in Canada and the United States for more than 20 years. Most recently, she held the role of Dean of the College of […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 17 2021

The University of Saskatchewan has reappointed Grit McCreath as chancellor for a second term. The three-year appointment will run through July 1, 2025. Ms. McCreath has a longstanding connection to the university. She graduated from its College of Education 30 years ago, and has served as a member of the university senate and the board […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 03 2021

Anne-Marie Croteau has been reappointed dean of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Her second five-year term will begin on July 1, 2022. Under her guidance, John Molson became the first business school in Canada to receive gender parity certification by Women in Governance, a non-profit group. Dr. Croteau is a full […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 25 2021

Janny Leung has been named the next dean of the faculty of liberal arts at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her five-year term will begin on July 1, 2022. Dr. Leung is currently head of the school of English and a professor of linguistics at the University of Hong Kong. She was previously the associate dean of […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 20 2021

Detlev Zwick has been named dean of the Schulich School of Business at York University. His five-year term began on July 1, 2021, when he was appointed interim dean. Prior to that role, Dr. Zwick served as the school’s associate dean academic, and earlier as director of its BBA/iBBA program. He has also represented the […]