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 for the vice-president, research and international. Previously, she worked at King’s University College, York University and Laurier as a research and teaching assistant, as well as at the University of Technology in Jamaica. Dr. Hogarth served as vice-president of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education and chair of the anti-racism advisory working group for the region of Waterloo and was a co-founder of the Black Faculty Collective at the U of Waterloo.
Carleton University has appointed Maria DeRosa as interim dean of its faculty of science. Dr. DeRosa is a professor in the department of chemistry and the Institute of Biochemistry and is the principal investigator of the laboratory for aptamer discovery and development of emerging research. She completed her BSc and PhD degrees in chemistry at Carleton and later held an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. DeRosa previously served as associate dean, recruitment and retention, in the faculty of science from 2018 to 2020 and chair of the department of chemistry during the 2020-21 academic year.
The University of Calgary announced the appointment of Ben Matchett as director of Dinos Athletics. Mr. Matchett first joined Dinos Athletics at the U of C as a student and volunteer in 2000 and was hired as marketing and communications coordinator in 2006. He then became sports information director in 2007 and then assistant athletic director, operations and communications, in 2011. In this position, he managed the development and administration of the Crowchild Classic series against Mount Royal University, helped rebrand the Dinos identity and oversaw the hosting of 12 U Sports national championship events.