Effective July 1, Deborah Hurst is the new dean for the faculty of business at Athabasca University. She served as acting dean for two years. In 2008, Dr. Hurst became MBA program director and, in 2009, associate dean of the faculty of business.
Carleton University has named Jill Lahn Stoner director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, effective July 1. She joins Carleton from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was associate dean of the graduate division and professor of architecture. While at UC Berkeley, she established new post-baccalaureate and post-professional programs in architecture in the university’s center for Jewish studies.
Faculty of Education ConvocationQueen’s University has appointed Rebecca Luce-Kapler dean of the faculty of education for a five-year term, effective July 1. Prior to this role she was associate dean of graduate studies and research in the faculty of education. Dr. Luce-Kapler has been teaching, researching and developing curricula in the faculty since 1997. She previously taught English in elementary and secondary schools.
Sociologist and gambling researcher Robert Wood has been reappointed dean of graduate studies at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Wood has been dean since January 2011. Before that he served as interim head of the school of graduate studies and chair of the department of sociology. His five-year term started July 1.
The University of Lethbridge has reappointed Chris Hosgood dean of the faculty of health sciences for a third five-year term, starting July 1. Formerly chair of the department of history, Dr. Hosgood was also recently named to the Alberta Health Research Task Force.
Lesley Brown has been appointed vice-provost and associate vice-president, academic, at the University of Lethbridge for a five-year term. A professor of kinesiology, Dr. Brown previously served as interim vice-president, research. Her appointment began July 1.
The University of Guelph has appointed Kevin Golding as chair of the board of governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Golding, president of KPLG Advisory Services Inc. and a former senior executive with Maple Leaf Foods, has previously chaired several U of G board committees.
MacEwan University has named Debbie McGugan dean of the library. Throughout her 18 years at MacEwan, Ms. McGugan has been chair of library services, associate director of learning and instructional services, acting chief librarian and associate dean of libraries. Her three-year appointment began on July 1.
On July 6, Ryan McCarthy joined Brock University as director of research services, where he’ll work with researchers to advance their business processes, funding procurement and entrepreneurial partnerships. Mr. McCarthy has previously served as director of strategic and institutional research initiatives at York University and director of knowledge translation at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, among other roles.
Jennifer Casey has been appointed assistant vice-president, enrolment services, and registrar at Wilfrid Laurier University, effective July 1. Ms. Casey has served in this position in an acting capacity since July 2014. Previously, she served as director of community relations at Laurier.
Trent University has appointed Jacqueline Muldoon interim provost and vice-president, academic, for a one-year term commencing July 1. Dr. Muldoon has been a professor in the department of economics since 1983. In 2010, she took on her most recent role as dean of the school of education.
Linda Pietrantonio was named associate vice-president, academic programs, at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Pietrantonio, a sociologist specializing in equality and minority relations, had served as vice-dean of undergraduate studies and secretary of the faculty of social sciences since 2010. Her five-year term began July 1.
On July 1, Kerry Mummery was reappointed the University of Alberta’s dean of the faculty of physical education and recreation for a second five-year term. Under his leadership, the faculty has undergone significant change, including the creation of Canada’s first Master of Coaching designation and the beginnings of an embedded certificate in Aboriginal Sport and Recreation. Dr. Mummery is the principal investigator of the province’s UWALK public health program.
Joanne McKee was appointed chief financial officer at Ryerson University. She moves to Ryerson from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she was assistant vice-president, financial resources. Ms. McKee previously served as associate vice-president, finance, at Brock University and director of financial services at Niagara College. Her term began on July 2.
Ryerson University has named Charles Falzon dean of the faculty of communication and design. Mr. Falzon, a film and TV producer, is chair of Ryerson’s RTA School of Media and, in 2010, was appointed an associate professor. He is co-founder of CCI Entertainment Ltd., former president of Gullane Entertainment PLC, and founding chairperson of what’s now called the Canadian Media Production Association. The five-year appointment took effect July 1.
Effective July 1, Steven Dew becomes provost and vice-president, academic, at the University of Alberta. Dr. Dew has been associate dean, research and planning, in the faculty of engineering since 1999, and a professor in electrical and computer engineering since completing his PhD in electrical engineering at the U of A in 1992. In that time, the faculty has experienced significant growth in the number of faculty hired, in student enrolments, in research funding secured and in research chairs appointed.
As of July 1, Langis Roy is the new dean of graduate studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He join UOIT from Carleton University, where he was associate dean, planning, in the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral affairs. Dr. Roy is a professor of electrical engineering whose research focuses on wireless and biomedical components.
York University engineering professor Alidad Amirfazli has been elected the inaugural president of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The multidisciplinary college was launched last year as a fourth branch of the Royal Society of Canada to recognize the work of Canada’s emerging intellectual leaders. Dr. Amirfazli will simultaneously serve as a member of the RSC council and of the RSC’s executive committee. Dr. Amirfazli, an expert on surface engineering, is the founding chair of York’s department of mechanical engineering. In 2011, he served as visiting scientist at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany and at the University of Granada in Spain. He has been the recipient of the Martha Cook Piper Research Prize, Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, and a Killam professorship. Dr. Amirfazli’s term runs from June 2015 to November 2016.
In May, Emily Carr University of Art + Design appointed Geoff Plant its second chancellor. Mr. Plant is a partner at the Vancouver law firm Gall Legge Grant & Munroe LLP and was B.C. attorney general and provincial MLA responsible for treaty negotiations from 2001 to 2005. Since then, Mr. Plant has advised the province’s ministry of advanced education and taught law at the universities of British Columbia and Victoria.
Kim Fedderson has been named to the new role of principal of Lakehead University’s Orillia campus, effective May 2015. The principal reports to the president and is a full member of Lakehead’s executive team. Dr. Fedderson had served as dean and vice-provost for the Orillia campus since 2012.
Isabel Dunnigan has been appointed director of Concordia University’s Centre for Continuing Education. Her five-year appointment began on June 1. Ms. Dunnigan previously coordinated the design of customized training for clients such as the Societé de transport de Montréal and Ubisoft. She also served at Université de Sherbrooke, where she managed a team in corporate continuing education.
OCAD University reappointed Catherine (Kiki) Delaney as chancellor for a second two-year term, beginning on June 2. Ms. Delaney is president of investment counselling firm C.A. Delaney Capital Management Ltd. She also sits on the board of trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children and sits on the leadership council of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Brock University has hired Cara Boese as director of co-op, career services and experiential education. She stepped into the position on June 1. Ms. Boese came to Brock in 2006 as a senior relationship manager in the co-op programs office. In 2012 she was appointed manager of talent acquisition in the human resources department.
Erin Sargeant Greenwood is serving as the University of Waterloo’s interim vice-president, advancement, since May 22. Ms. Sargeant Greenwood came to U of Waterloo as associate vice-president, annual and planned giving, in 2008. In 2014 she was appointed associate vice-president, campaign strategy and implementation. Her career has included posts in advancement at Nipissing University, York University, KCI Ketchum Canada and Branksome Hall.
On June 1, Michel Nadeau assumed the role of associate vice-president, facilities management, at Concordia University. Most recently Mr. Nadeau was director of Stratégies et transactions immobilières, where he managed 1,400 buildings, oversaw the retrofitting of 32 arenas and upgraded 25 service yards. He is a member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec and the National Executive Forum on Public Property.
University of Ottawa law professor Constance Backhouse has been awarded the 2015 Molson Prize for social sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts. The Molson Prizes, worth $50,000 each, reward and encourage contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage. Author MG Vassanji, two-time winner of the Giller Prize for Canadian fiction, was awarded the Molson Prize for the arts.
The appointment of Matthew Letts as interim associate vice-president, research, at the University of Lethbridge has been extended from June 30, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015. Dr. Letts, an associate professor in the department of geography, has been in the role since July 2014 following two years as associate dean in the faculty of arts and science.
Joseph Henry is the new dean of students at King’s College at Western University, effective June 1. He was previously associate dean, student success and student services at Sheridan College in Toronto. He holds an M. Ed from OISE and is completing a Doctorate of Education at Northeastern University in Boston.
Patrick Deane, president and vice-chancellor of McMaster University, has been named chair of the Council of Ontario Universities for a two-year term. Dr. Deane is additionally a professor in McMaster’s department of English and cultural studies. He became president of McMaster in July 2010.