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By ANQI SHEN | November 01 2018

Lorena Fontaine has been named academic lead, Indigenous affairs, at the University of Winnipeg, overseeing its Indigenous course requirement, the Weweni Indigenous scholars speaker series and Indigenous languages. Dr. Fontaine is a member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba and an associate professor with expertise in Indigenous language rights and the legacy of the residential […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 01 2018

Leela MadhavaRau took on the newly created role of director of human rights and equity at Brock University, reporting directly to Brock president Gervan Fearon, as of Sept. 5. Dr. MadhavaRau most recently served as associate dean and adviser to the president on diversity and inclusion at California’s University of Redlands. She has extensive leadership experience […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 03 2018

Maribeth Murray has been re-appointed director of the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary, as of July 1. She was first appointed in 2013 and previously worked at the International Arctic Research Center and in the Northern Studies Program of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Dr. Murray is a professor in […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 07 2018

On Oct. 1, Michael Strong becomes the new president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Strong is an internationally recognized researcher specializing in the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. His work has helped to shed new light on a process by which an abnormal form of […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 02 2018

Shirley Cheechoo has been appointed to a second term as chancellor of Brock University. First appointed in 2015, Ms. Cheechoo is the first woman and the first Indigenous Canadian to hold the position. A member of the Cree nation, Ms. Cheechoo has won international acclaim for her stage work and films. She is the founder […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 04 2018

Mount Royal University has named Meagan Bowler dean of the university library, effective July 1. Ms. Bowler has been working in academic libraries for more than 16 years. She had been serving in an interim role as university librarian for the last eight months, leading the library’s new technology-rich learning spaces and programs in the […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 25 2018

David Sylvester has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of the University of St. Michael’s College, or USMC, affiliated with the University of Toronto. His first five-year term takes effect Aug. 1. Dr. Sylvester will join USMC from King’s University College at Western University, where he has served as the principal since 2009. Dr. Sylvester also […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 01 2018

Mount Allison University has named Jean-Paul Boudreau its next president and vice-chancellor, with his first five-year term beginning July 1. A proud Acadian who grew up in Moncton, Dr. Boudreau joins Mount Allison from Ryerson University, where he is a professor of psychology and serves as special adviser and executive lead for social innovation. Prior […]

By ANQI SHEN | March 07 2018

On March 5, Joelle Foster stepped into a new role as the inaugural director of the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary. The hub was established in 2017 thanks in part to a $40-million gift from the Hunter Family Foundation, with the aim of engaging students, faculty, staff, alumni and the […]

By ANQI SHEN | February 01 2018

Joanne MacLean will be the new president and vice-chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, starting May 1. With more than 30 years of experience in higher education, Dr. MacLean has held appointments at the University of Windsor and Brock University before joining UFV in 2012. She earned two degrees in physical education at […]

By ANQI SHEN | January 02 2018

Mike DeGagné, president of Nipissing University, is one of 13 recipients of the 2018 Indspire Awards celebrating excellence in the Aboriginal community in Canada. Dr. DeGagné is a member of the Animakee Wa Zhing First Nation, in Ontario, and is being recognized for his public service as founding executive director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 04 2017

Shawna Cunningham of the University of Calgary was appointed director of Indigenous strategy at the university, effective Oct. 1. Ms. Cunningham has directed the university’s Native Centre for nearly two decades. Before joining U of Calgary, she was a program administrator for an Indigenous education program at Mount Royal University. Elizabeth Brimacombe is the new […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 03 2017

Queen’s University has appointed Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill) the inaugural director of Indigenous initiatives, an office created as a recommendation of the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force. Ms. Hill has served as director of Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre at Queen’s since 2010. She began her academic career as an adjunct faculty member in […]

By ANQI SHEN | October 04 2017

MacEwan University has named Terri Suntjens director of Indigenous initiatives, a newly created position at the university. Ms. Suntjens, currently the manager of MacEwan’s kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre, will assume directorship of the centre in addition to her new responsibilities, which include leading the development of a five-year strategic plan that addresses the calls to […]

By ANQI SHEN | September 01 2017

The University of Guelph has named Samantha Brennan dean of the College of Arts, starting Jan. 1, 2018. Dr. Brennan is currently a professor of women’s studies and feminist research at Western University, where she also served as a founding member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. She is president of the Canadian Philosophical Association […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 03 2017

Leslie Reid has been named interim vice-provost, teaching and learning, at the University of Calgary, from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018. Dr. Reid was associate dean, teaching and learning, in the faculty of science, a role she has held since 2012. She joined U of Calgary in 2001 as a teaching fellow in […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 10 2017

The University of Lethbridge has named Kathleen Massey associate vice-president, students, as of Aug. 1. Ms. Massey will oversee the registrar’s office, enrolment services and student services. Prior to her new appointment, she served as registrar and executive director, enrolment services, at McGill University and previously worked at the University of Calgary, Centennial College and […]

By ANQI SHEN | June 14 2017

Cynthia Murphy has been named director of Dalhousie University’s International Centre. Ms. Murphy was previously director of the Nova Scotia Community College Centre for International Activities and director of organizations such as CONNECT Immigration Projects. She has been social science department head at New Brunswick Community College, Miramichi, since January 2016. York University has named […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 11 2017

Laurentian University has appointed Celeste Pedri-Spade inaugural director of the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute, which was established in 2016 to promote decolonizing approaches to research focused on Indigenous peoples and communities. Dr. Pedri-Spade is an Anishinabekwe from northwestern Ontario (Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation) and is an artist and assistant professor in Laurentian’s school […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 01 2017

3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education have announced the 2017 3M National Teaching Fellows: Greg Evans, department of chemical engineering and applied chemistry, University of Toronto; Alison Flynn, chemistry and biomolecular sciences, University of Ottawa; James Fraser, physics, Queen’s University; Timothy O’Connell, recreation and leisure studies, Brock University; Nicola […]

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