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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 […]

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 […]