Skip navigation

People on the Move

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 22 2021

Memorial University announced the appointment of Violet Ford as its new associate vice-president, Indigenous research. Ms. Ford, originally from Makkovik, Labrador, was the first Indigenous woman to become a lawyer in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada’s first female lawyer of Inuit ancestry. She is a PhD candidate in Inuit legal traditions in the faculty of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 13 2021

Mount Saint Vincent University announced the appointment of Susan Trenholm as its new dean of professional studies and graduate studies. Dr. Trenholm joins MSVU from King’s College London in the U.K., where she was director of the university’s public policy and management program, chair of the postgraduate education committee and an elected member of its […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 07 2021

Rene Van Acker has been reappointed dean of the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph for a five-year term, effective Sept. 1. During Dr. Van Acker’s first term as dean, he led the creation of a new bachelor of Indigenous environmental science and practice program and course-based master’s programs in food safety and […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 30 2021

Memorial University announced that Delores Mullings has been appointed as its first vice-provost, equity, diversity and inclusion. Dr. Mullings came to Memorial in 2009 as an assistant professor and later served as associate professor, interim associate dean of undergraduate programs and chair in teaching and learning in the school of social work. She has also […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 23 2021

The University of Guelph has appointed Charlotte Yates as its ninth president and vice-chancellor, and the first woman to hold the position in the university’s history. Dr. Yates has been serving as interim president and vice-chancellor since 2020 and previously held the positions of provost and vice-president, academic, at the university. She also previously served […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 16 2021

The University of Calgary announced that Kristin Baetz is the new dean of its faculty of science. Dr. Baetz joins the U of C for a renewable five-year term on Jan. 1, 2022. She is currently a professor and the assistant dean, research and special projects, for the faculty of medicine at the University of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 11 2021

Ngai Pindell has been appointed the new dean of the Pater A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia for a five-year term. Mr. Pindell is currently a professor of law at the Willian S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as well as a governor-appointed commissioner […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 04 2021

Carleen Thomas, an educator and former council member for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, has been appointed the new chancellor at Emily Carr University. Ms. Thomas is currently the special projects manager for the treaty, lands and resources department for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and sits on the Indigenous advisory and monitoring committee of the federally created Trans […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 26 2021

Wilfrid Laurier University will welcome Kathy Hogarth as its new dean of the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work on Sept. 1. Dr. Hogarth is currently an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo, as well as a special advisor on anti-racism and inclusivity […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 19 2021

Western University announced that Opiyo Oloya will be its first associate vice-president, equity, diversity and inclusion, beginning Aug. 30. In this new position, Dr. Oloya will help lead, manage, direct and evaluate EDI initiatives at Western and work closely with diverse groups across campus to promote equity and anti-racism. He came to Canada as a […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 12 2021

The University of Prince Edward Island announced the reappointment of Greg Keefe as dean of veterinary medicine. Dr. Keefe joined the university’s Atlantic Veterinary College in 1996 and became a full professor in 2005. His areas of research include milk quality and mastitis, dairy production medicine and infectious disease epidemiology. Dr. Keefe’s was first appointment […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 05 2021

Anthony Fields, an oncologist and leader in cancer care, has been appointed the first chancellor of MacEwan University. Dr. Fields will hold the position for four years, beginning July 12. From Barbados, Dr. Fields emigrated to Canada after studying natural sciences at the University of Cambridge. He graduated from the University of Alberta’s faculty of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 28 2021

Lesley Brown has been appointed Yukon University’s new president and vice-chancellor, effective Aug. 16. Dr. Brown was most recently provost and vice-president at Mount Royal University where she oversaw educational programming and research. Before her time at Mount Royal, she served as a faculty member and administrator in roles including interim vice-president, research, associate vice-president, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 14 2021

Lisa Browne has been appointed the inaugural vice-president, advancement and external relations, at Memorial University. Currently, Ms. Browne is the CEO of Stella’s Circle, a charitable organization in St. John’s that provides housing, counselling and employment services to adults who face barriers to participating in their community. A graduate of Memorial, she has been an […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 31 2021

On June 1, Carleton University’s board of governors reappointed Benoit-Antoine Bacon for a second five-year term as Carleton University’s president and vice-chancellor. Dr. Bacon was first appointed president in 2018 after serving as provost and vice-principal, academic, at Queen’s University, and before that, at Concordia University. Previously, he had held several positions at Bishop’s University, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 24 2021

Nipissing University announced the appointment of Kevin Wamsley as its new president and vice-chancellor. Dr. Wamsley currently serves as vice-president, academic, and provost of St. Francis Xavier University and will begin his new role at Nipissing on Aug. 1. He also served as St. FX’s interim president, and spend 18 years at Western University in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 17 2021

Brandon University announced that Senator Mary Jane McCallum has been appointed the university’s next chancellor. Dr. McCallum is a citizen of the Barren Lands First Nation in Manitoba and attended Guy Hill Residential School in The Pas for 11 years. After earning a doctor of dental medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1990, she […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 10 2021

York University has reappointed Rhonda Lenton for an additional five-year term as its president and vice-chancellor. Her new term begins on July 1, 2022. During her first appointment, which began in 2017, Dr. Lenton guided the university through a series of major initiatives, which included growing strengths in interdisciplinary research and innovation, new health sector […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 03 2021

Murray Sinclair, commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a former member of the Canadian Senate, has been appointed chancellor of Queen’s University. He will begin the role on July 1. Mr. Sinclair is a leading advocate for Indigenous peoples in Canada and served as the first Indigenous judge in Manitoba and second Indigenous […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 26 2021

Beverly Jacobs will serve as acting dean in the faculty of law at the University of Windsor until June 30. Dr. Jacobs is pausing her work as associate dean, academic, at the university while serving in the acting position. She is an associate professor in the faculty of law and practices part-time in her home […]