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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | AUG 02 2022

Celeste Pedri-Spade is the first associate provost of Indigenous initiatives at McGill University. Dr. Pedri-Spade completed her PhD in visual anthropology at the University of Victoria and her master of arts degree in culture and communication at Royal Roads University. During her five-year term, she will work to define the direction of McGill’s commitment to […]

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 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 04 2021

Lakehead University announced that Rita Shelton Deverell has been named its next chancellor. Dr. Deverell has worked as a broadcaster, television producer, journalist, theatre artist and journalism professor. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2005 for her work in broadcasting. She has received many other accolades, including two Gemini Awards and the […]

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 […]