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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 02 2020

Vivek Goel was named the next president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo for a five-year term that begins on July 1. Dr. Goel is currently helping to guide the University of Toronto’s COVID-19 planning efforts as a special advisor to the president and provost, and is a professor at the Dalla Lana School […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 02 2020

The University of Guelph will soon have a new vice-president, finance and operations. Sharmilla Rasheed, a certified financial accountant, will assume the position on Dec. 3. Ms. Rasheed is currently vice-president financial and information services and chief financial officer at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, and oversees finance, environmental services, information technology, risk and performance management […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 06 2020

Mike DeGagné, formerly the president and vice chancellor of Yukon University, has taken on a new role as the president and CEO of Indspire, a national Indigenous-led charity that provides postsecondary education funding for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada. Before taking on the president role at Yukon U on July 1 this year, Dr. DeGagné served as the president and vice chancellor of Nipissing University for seven […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 02 2020

Vancouver Island University welcomes Judith Sayers as its next chancellor. Ms. Sayers, a sustainable development advocate, is president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, a non-profit that works to provide services and supports to 14 First Nations with about 10,000 members. She spent 14 years as chief of Hupacasath First Nation, and in that time oversaw […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 05 2020

Carleton University professor Joy Mighty has been awarded the 2020 Christopher Knapper Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education for her over 40 years of educational development. Dr. Mighty served as the associate vice-president, teaching and learning, at Carleton from 2012 to 2018, while also holding a joint appointment in the Sprott School of Business and […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 08 2020

Ry Moran, the founding director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, is taking on a new position as the University of Victoria’s inaugural associate university librarian, reconciliation. The role is the first of its kind at a Canadian university and will aim to further educate Canadians about the importance of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 03 2020

Malinda Smith has been appointed the inaugural vice-provost, equity, diversity and inclusion, at the University of Calgary, effective Aug. 1. Dr. Smith comes to U of C from the University of Alberta, where she is a professor in the department of political science and serves as a provost fellow in equity, diversity and inclusion policy […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 04 2020

Acadia University announced Reverend Marjorie Lewis has been named the university’s chaplain. She began her new role on March 2. Dr. Lewis most recently worked as a spiritual and religious care chaplain with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and has taught online courses about gender, church community development and health programs. She has also worked […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 01 2020

Nadine Caron is the holder of the founding First Nations Health Authority Chair at the University of British Columbia. In her new role, she will examine the unique needs of Indigenous cancer patients, survivors and their families and work to better understand the health–care system’s responsiveness to Indigenous cancer needs. Dr. Caron is Canada’s first female Indigenous general surgeon and has taught in UBC’s faculty of medicine.  Algoma University announced Craig Fowler as the new […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 02 2020

Ryerson University has appointed Donna E. Young the founding dean of its new faculty of law, which will open its doors in September. Ms. Young was most recently the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Albany Law School in Albany, New York. She also had a joint appointment at […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 03 2020

Queen’s University named Mark Green its next provost and vice-principal, academic. He starts his five-year term on March 1. Dr. Green is currently the university’s vice-dean, graduate studies and recruitment, in the faculty of engineering and applied science. He is an international research scholar in structural engineering, focusing his work on enabling structures to withstand […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 06 2020

York University has selected a new vice-president, research and innovation: Amir Asif. Dr. Asif is currently dean of the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University, a position he’s held since 2014. Dr. Asif will begin his new role at York on May 1. Before joining Concordia, Dr. Asif was the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 03 2019

Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed a new senior advisor, equity, diversity and inclusion. Barrington Walker, currently an associate professor of history at Queen’s University, is joining Laurier in the new position and as a tenured professor in Laurier’s department of history. He will begin his five-year appointment on Jan. 1, 2020. As senior advisor, EDI, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 11 2019

The University of Saskatchewan has appointed Chelsea Willness its next university secretary and chief governance officer. Her appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. Dr. Willness is currently associate dean, research and academic, and is a professor of organizational behaviour at the Edwards School of Business at USask. She is the recipient of several teaching awards, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 02 2019

Lakehead University announced that Jula Hughes will be the new dean of the university’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, beginning Oct. 1. Dr. Hughes comes to Lakehead from the University of New Brunswick, where she taught in the faculty of law and held a two-year appointment as university research scholar. She is also principal investigator […]

BY XAVIER | SEP 03 2019

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada welcomes Alejandro Adem as its new president, effective Oct. 1. Dr. Adem has served as chief executive officer and scientific director of the non-profit research and training organization Mitacs since 2015. An accomplished researcher in the field of mathematics, he is also a faculty member at […]

BY XAVIER | AUG 07 2019

Barry Craig has been reappointed for a second five-year term as the president of Huron University College, affiliated with Western University. He will serve until 2026. Prior to his arrival, Dr. Craig’s career included terms as chair of the department of philosophy, dean of faculty, and vice-president, academic and research, at St. Thomas University. Effective […]

BY XAVIER | JUL 02 2019

Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Jason Coolman its new vice-president, advancement and external relations, effective Aug. 6. Dr. Coolman is currently the associate vice-president, development and alumni relations, at the University of Waterloo, where he was recently awarded the university’s Athletics Community Service Award. York University alumna Yemisi Dina will be the new chief law […]

BY XAVIER | JUN 12 2019

University of Toronto professor Tak Wah Mak has received the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Gold Leaf Prize for Discovery. The CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes are awarded every two years and recognize trailblazing achievements in multiple pillars of health research. The Prize for Discovery is awarded to “an individual or team whose research findings are […]

BY ANQI SHEN | MAY 01 2019

Canadians Yoshua Bengio and Geoffrey Hinton, along with Yann LeCun of New York University, are the recipients of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize for computing.” They were honoured for breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing. Dr. Bengio is a professor of […]