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Tom Jenkins

Technology leader Tom Jenkins has been appointed chancellor of the University of Waterloo. His term begins in May 2015. Mr. Jenkins is executive chair of OpenText Corporation and served as the company’s president and CEO from 1994 to 2005. Under Mr. Jenkins’ watch, OpenText transformed from a U of Waterloo startup to a successful, publicly-traded corporation. Mr. Jenkins is a director of the C.D. Howe Institute and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. In 2011, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Kristy Rousseau

Kristy Rousseau has been named director of development at Laurentian University. She had served as acting director of development since May 2014. From 2011 to 2014, Ms. Rousseau was manager of individual gifts for the university’s development office. Before that, she was a development officer at the Sudbury Regional Hospital Foundation. Ms. Rousseau, a first-generation university graduate and Métis Canadian, is currently pursuing an MBA at Laurentian.

Douglas Goss

At the University of Alberta, Douglas Goss was reappointed chair of the board of governors for a second three-year term. Mr. Goss has also served on the board of the Hockey Canada Foundation and of B2ten, an organization dedicated to supporting Olympic athletes. As well, he is the former board chair of the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation.

Elden Wiebe

The King’s University in Edmonton has appointed Elden Wiebe dean of the Leder School of Business. Dr. Wiebe has been at King’s since 2009 in the department of management and commerce. The new Leder school launched in September will expand on the institution’s existing commerce degree. The school will focus on the areas of accounting, entrepreneurship, global learning, sustainability and distance education. It will develop a center for applied learning and global internship opportunities with an emphasis on Christian values.

Kathleen Valentine

Kathleen Valentine joined the University of New Brunswick as dean of nursing on Aug. 1. She was most recently associate dean for clinical affairs and community engagement at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions. Previously, Dr. Valentine served as associate dean for outreach at Florida State University’s college of nursing and as nursing department chair at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She is also a past president of the International Association for Human Caring and founding editor of the International Journal for Human Caring.

Gay Yuyitung

Gay Yuyitung was appointed the new executive director of the McMaster industrial liaison office, or MILO. Dr. Yuyitung has been with MILO for 12 years in a series of positions of increasing responsibility, including interim executive director. The office offers advice and services to McMaster researchers who wish to interact with industry to commercialize their discoveries.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith was appointed chair of the board of governors at the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Smith, a U of S commerce grad, is a partner in the accounting firm Stark & Marsh LLP in Swift Current. He has previously served as president of the Swift Current Kiwanis Club and director of the Saskatchewan Special Olympic Games and the Swift Current United Way.

Patrick Deane

Patrick Deane has been reappointed president and vice-chancellor of McMaster University for a second five-year term, beginning June 30, 2015. He has previously served as vice-president, academic, acting president and provost at the University of Winnipeg, and as vice-principal, academic, at Queen’s University. Dr. Deane is a professor in the department of English and cultural studies at McMaster. He also taught English literature at the University of Toronto and Western University, where he earned his PhD.

Tricia Baldwin

On Dec. 14, Queen’s University welcomes Tricia Baldwin as director of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Ms. Baldwin is an accomplished arts administrator, having been managing director of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir in Toronto over 14 seasons. During that time, Ms. Baldwin was a project manager on a $3.2-million renovation of the company’s main performance venue. She oversaw the creation of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and the coordination of international recording projects. Prior to this, she was executive director of Ballet British Columbia and general manager of the Kingston Symphony.

Valerie Pruegger

The University of Calgary appointed Valerie Pruegger director of the office of diversity, equity and protected disclosure. For more than 20 years, Dr. Pruegger has worked in the areas of diversity, social equity, research and psychology. From 1996 to 2011, she served as a research social planner at the City of Calgary and as a diversity education consultant with the Calgary Police Service. For nearly 20 years she has been an adjunct assistant professor of psychology at U of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Institute for Diversity and Inclusion and the Alberta Provincial Hate Crimes Committee. Her five-year term started Sept. 2.

Michael Eamon

Michael Eamon is the new director of continuing education at Trent University. The appointment comes as the department prepares for a major expansion in January 2015. Dr. Eamon is principal of Trent’s Catharine Parr Traill College and has taught as an adjunct professor with the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. He is a past editor of the history of science journal Scientia Canadensis and earned his PhD in history from Queen’s University.

Rob McRae

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University has named Rob McRae as director of the Canadian Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies. Mr. McRae comes to the university after a long career in government, most recently as assistant secretary to the cabinet for intelligence assessment in the Privy Council Office. Before that, he was ambassador and permanent representative of Canada to NATO from 2007 to 2011. He also served diplomatic roles at Canadian embassies in Belgrade, Prague and London.

Cindy Dundon Hazell

Cindy Dundon Hazell was named interim chair of the board at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Ms. Hazell has been a member of the HEQCO board since January 2013. She was vice-president, academic, at Seneca College in Toronto from 2001 to 2012 and was recently appointed project consultant for the Ontario Online Steering Committee by Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities. Additionally, Ms. Hazell is pursuing her PhD in higher education, with a focus on system design, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Laura Storey

In September, Carleton University hired Laura Storey as director of housing and residence life. Ms. Storey joins Carleton from Trent University, where she was director of housing services. Ms. Storey also currently serves as president of the Ontario Association of College and University Housing Officers.

Robert Monti

Robert Monti was named director of labour relations, employee relations and compliance at Carleton University. Mr. Monti was most recently partner and leader of the employment practice group at Ottawa law firm Nelligan O’Brien Payne. After earning his LLB at the University of Ottawa, he went on to chair the Sierra Club of Canada Foundation and to teach employment law at U of O from 2006 to 2011.

Janet Moore

As part of Simon Fraser University’s strategy to strengthen its community engagement projects, it has named Janet Moore director of the university’s Semester in Dialogue, a for-credit, full-time experiential program designed to foster a sense of civic responsibility and social consciousness. Dr. Moore is an associate professor in the program, and co-founder and co-director of Metro Vancouver’s CityStudio learning hub.

Shauna Sylvester

Simon Fraser University appointed Shauna Sylvester director of the Centre for Dialogue and professor of professional practice within the faculty of arts and social sciences. She holds these titles in addition to her role as executive director of the SFU Public Square, Carbon Talks, and Renewable Cities – initiatives that are run by the centre.

Kati McCartney

At Laurentian University, Kati McCartney has taken on the new role of manager, energy and sustainability. The office heads up initiatives targeting waste diversion, green outreach and energy usage. Among the projects Ms. McCartney will oversee are the installation of meters to benchmark and track energy consumption, the start of a composting program in the residences and the launch of a zero-waste cafeteria.

Rachel Chisholm

On Sept. 22, Rachel Chisholm became the new director of alumni relations at Laurentian University. She came to the university from George Brown College in Toronto where she was alumni services manager. Ms. Chisholm works in conjunction with the Laurentian University Alumni Association to implement the school’s alumni relations program.

Jeff Major

Jeff Major was appointed vice-principal, finance and support services, at King’s University College, affiliated with Western University. The position was created as part of an administrative realignment at the university. Mr. Major has transitioned to the new role from his previous position as chief financial officer. A registered chartered accountant and chartered professional accountant, he has been at King’s for more than a decade.

Sauro Camiletti

King’s University College, affiliated with Western University, has named Sauro Camiletti to the new role of vice-principal and academic dean. Dr. Camiletti, a professor of mathematics, is a 39-year veteran of King’s. He previously held the title of academic dean, served as acting dean in 2005 and 2009, and from 1998 to 2003 was chair of the economics, business and mathematics department. He received his PhD in applied mathematics from Western in 1980.

Marcie Chisholm has been named associate vice-president, human resources, at MacEwan University. Ms. Chisholm’s diverse 16-year career in human resources includes positions in the real estate, retail and utilities sectors. She started her new role on Sept. 8.

Marilyn Mason

Marilyn Mason has assumed the recently created position of vice-principal, enrolment and strategic partnerships, at King’s University College, affiliated with Western University. Ms. Mason was previously registrar of the institution. Before joining King’s in 1988, she was national recruitment manager at McMaster University.

Doug McArthur

As of Sept. 1, Doug McArthur became director of the school of public policy at Simon Fraser University. He was a founding member of the public policy program, which launched in 2003. Prior to that, Dr. McArthur was a senior fellow in public policy at the University of British Columbia. A former Rhodes Scholar and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, Dr. McArthur has extensive experience in First Nations governance issues while working for the governments of B.C., Yukon and Saskatchewan, where he was minister of education from 1978 to 1982.

Brian Stevenson

Lakehead University has renewed the appointment of Brian Stevenson as president and vice-chancellor for a second five-year term starting August 2015. Dr. Stevenson has been a senior administrator in higher education for 15 years with stints as provost and vice-president, academic, at the University of Winnipeg and as associate vice-president, international, at the University of Alberta. He also worked on Parliament Hill as senior policy advisor to then Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy and to former International Trade Minister Art Eggleton.

Jeremy I. Levitt

The University of New Brunswick has tapped Jeremy I. Levitt to be dean and vice-chancellor’s chair of the faculty of law. Dr. Levitt is an expert in the areas of international human rights law, peace studies and African politics. At Florida A&M University he was a distinguished professor of international law, associate dean for international programs and founding director of the Center for International Law and Justice. Dr. Levitt is a Fulbright scholar and his academic career includes professorships at Florida International University and DePaul University, a visiting research chair at the Human Rights Research and Education Center at the University of Ottawa and a visiting fellowship at the Lauterpacht Center for International Law at Cambridge University. He was appointed head of the International Technical Advisory Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Republic of Liberia and served as legal aid to Nelson Mandela’s government as it crafted South Africa’s constitution.

Francis Plummer, Distinguished Professor in the faculty of medicine at the University of Manitoba, is the recipient of the 2013 Prix Galien Canada Research Award for his research contributions to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Plummer, who is also the chief scientific officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada, is the leader of the renowned Kenya AIDS Control Program, established by the universities of Manitoba and Nairobi in 1980. The science emerging from this research has reduced the incidence of STDs, including AIDS, on a global scale.