Memorial University’s Gerald Anderson was appointed vice-president, indigenous, at the University of the Arctic, a co-operative network of about 150 universities, colleges and other organizations committed to higher education and research in the North. He will provide strategic oversight of UArctic’s contributions to the well-being of northern indigenous communities while continuing as director, development and engagement, at Memorial’s Fisheries and Marine Institute. Mr. Anderson will also sit as a member of the board of UArctic’s executive committee and ex-officio member of the board of governors. Mr. Anderson joined Memorial’s Fisheries and Marine Institute in 1987. In that time he has taken on various roles with indigenous groups in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut and Nunavik, primarily focusing on establishing fisheries and marine education and training programs. He has also advocated for growth in youth employment in the fisheries sector and marine transport industry by bringing training to those who would otherwise be unable to access the necessary education.
At Trent University, Julie Davis has been reappointed vice-president, external relations and advancement, for a second five-year term. In her first term, Ms. Davis oversaw a successful legacy gift campaign, doubling the number of legacy donors, and spearheaded community relations improvements and Trent’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Before joining Trent she was president and CEO of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation.
At Concordia University, Bram Freedman transitioned to the full-time role of vice-president, advancement and external relations, as of Dec. 1. For more than two years, Mr. Freedman had been vice-president of development and external relations and secretary-general. With the transition, Mr. Freedman continues to oversee the offices of urban and cultural affairs and community engagement. Before taking on these roles in 2008, he was chief operating officer and director of external relations at Federation CJA, the central fundraising and community service organization for Quebec’s Jewish community.
Mohamad Nasser-Eddine joined the Canada Foundation for Innovation as director of programs on Oct. 13. He was previously director of the office of strategic development initiatives at the University of Ottawa, a position he held for four years. Before joining U of O, Dr. Nasser-Eddine spent three years as a research scientist at LaboPharm in Montréal.
Murray Kyte has been appointed vice-president, advancement, at St. Francis Xavier University. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kyte, a lawyer and business instructor, was academic chair and dean at Algonquin College in Ottawa. He starts at StFX on Jan. 4, 2016.
Larry P. Alford, chief librarian at the University of Toronto, was elected president of the Association of Research Libraries. He began his one-year term on Oct. 7. Mr. Alford has been chief librarian at U of T since August 2011. Prior to U of T he was dean of University Libraries at Temple University in Philadelphia.
The University of Guelph has named Al Lauzon interim director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, effective Nov. 1. Dr. Lauzon has been with the school since 1989. He teaches in, and acts as the coordinator of, the Capacity Development and Extension MSc and rural studies PhD programs.
Patricia Corcoran was appointed director of the Centre for Environ-ment and Sustainability at Western University. An earth sciences professor, Dr. Corcoran will lead the centre through a period of review and long-term planning. The two-year appointment lasts until June 2017.
Chantal Beauvais has been reappointed rector of Saint Paul University. First appointed in 2009, Dr. Beauvais has steered the university through a period of academic and institutional expansion. Under her direction, the university has seen steady growth in student enrolment and in international visibility. Dr. Beauvais is the first woman and first layperson to helm the institution.
Mohamed Lachemi is now serving as interim president and vice-chancellor of Ryerson University, effective Dec. 1. Dr. Lachemi transitioned to the role from that of provost and vice-president, academic. As provost since 2013, he has served as chief academic officer and chief operating officer. A civil engineer by training, Dr. Lachemi has also served as dean, associate dean, assistant chair, and founding graduate program director.
Education scholar and registered psychologist Vicki Schwean has been reappointed dean of the faculty of education at Western University. First appoint-ed in 2011, Dr. Schwean was previously vice-dean, finance and academic administration, in the faculty of education at the University of Calgary. She was also associate dean, division of applied psychology at U of C; head of educational psychology and special education at the University of Saskatchewan; and founder of U of C’s applied psychological and educational services. Her second term at Western begins Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2022.
The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University has named Gary Bradshaw to the new role of associate vice-president, administration and finance. Mr. Bradshaw previously served as associate vice-president of administration and finance at Memorial’s Grenfell Campus, a post he’d held since 2011. He came to Memorial from the University of Prince Edward Island, where he was vice-president, finance and facilities, for nine years. Mr. Bradshaw is the past-president of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers.
Air Canada president and chief executive officer Calin Rovinescu has been named chancellor at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Rovinescu, who holds a degree in common law from U of O, has been a member of the university’s campaign cabinet since 2014. Mr. Rovinescu has served in several senior positions with Air Canada since 2000. In 2004, he became a co- founder and principal of Genuity Capital Markets, an independent investment bank. In June 2014, he was elected to chair the board of governors of the International Air Transport Association.
Dan Ryan has been named acting vice-president, academic, and provost at the University of Northern British Columbia. Dr. Ryan previously served as dean of UNBC’s college of science and management. He specializes in environmetrics, the application and development of statistical techniques in the environmental sciences.
Concordia University has appointed Frederica Jacobs secretary-general and general counsel for a five-year term, beginning Dec. 1. Ms. Jacobs joined Concordia seven years ago after a 20-year career in private practice specializing in commercial real estate. In her new role she will oversee the offices of board and senate administration, translation services, records management and archives, the ombuds office, and the office of rights and responsibilities.
Political scientist David Cameron has been reappointed dean of the faculty of arts and science at the University of Toronto. His three-year term begins July 1, 2016. Dr. Cameron was first appointed dean in 2014, following an eight-month term as interim dean. He previously served as vice-president, institutional relations, chair of the department of political science and acting vice-dean of undergraduate education and teaching in the faculty of arts and science. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Dr. Cameron has been a faculty member at U of T since 1985.
Geoffrey Payne was named interim vice-president, research, at the University of Northern British Columbia. Dr. Payne came to UNBC in 2004 as a founding faculty member in the northern medical program. He joined UNBC following a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University in the department of cellular and molecular physiology. Dr. Payne, a professor of vascular physiology, served as the assistant dean for both education and research with the northern medical program.
The University of Saskatchewan has hired Johannes Dyring as managing director of the industrial liaison office. The appointment took effect Oct. 27. Dr. Dyring joins the university from SLU Holding AB, a subsidiary of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, where he was CEO. He has a PhD in sub-atomic physics, co-founded a European subsidiary of an aerospace materials company, served as CEO of CONNECT Eastern Sweden, a non-profit business network, and co-founded Dedicera AB, a business consulting firm.
The University of Lethbridge has appointed Ken McInnes executive director of sport and recreation services for a three-year term. Mr. McInnes has served in the role on an interim basis since early 2015. Over the course of 25 years at the university, he has held several senior roles, including executive director of human resources. Mr. McInnes is a former U of Lethbridge track and field athlete who competed nationally.
At the University of Toronto, Don McLean has been reappointed dean of the faculty of music until June 30, 2021. He will resume his duties after a one-year administrative leave from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. During his first term, Dr. McLean helped develop cross-disciplinary initiatives, including the Music and Health Research Collaboratory, and new programs in music and health, music technology and digital media, and early music/historical performance. He serves on the EU Council of the Association of European Conservatories and is a member of the Canadian University Music Society, the American Musicological Society, and the Society for Music Theory.