Verity Turpin has been appointed vice-provost, student experience at the University of Calgary for a five-year term, effective July 1. Ms. Turpin previously served as acting vice-provost, student affairs at Dalhousie University, where she held progressively senior roles. She recently sponsored the development of an equity admissions framework for Dalhousie, helping to improve diversity on the student affairs team. She holds a bachelor of public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University, a master of electronic commerce from Dalhousie, and has a chartered professional accountants designation.
Robert Ventresca has been appointed interim academic dean of King’s University College, affiliated with Western University, for a two-year term. Dr. Ventresca received his undergraduate degree from King’s in 1989 and is now a widely published history professor, author, educator and media commentator. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists and serves on the Committee on Ethics, Religion and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Monique Sedgwick is the new interim dean of the faculty of health science at the University of Lethbridge, after serving as interim associate dean since June 2020. Dr. Sedgwick has been a registered nurse since 1983, and has worked in several clinical settings before launching her teaching career. She has taught in both the public health and graduate programs at the U of Lethbridge over the last 15 years.
Debbie Martin began serving as acting vice-president, university advancement at McMaster University on May 1. She will also continue fulfilling the duties of her previous position of assistant vice-president and chief facilities officer at McMaster. Ms. Martin holds a bachelor of commerce and a master’s of business administration from McMaster, and also has both a CGA and CPA designation. In her new position, Ms. Martin will oversee the development, stewardship, alumni engagement and advancement services areas in the university advancement portfolio.