In September, Doug Puffer became Carleton University’s new director of personal and planned giving. His previous roles have included senior director, planned giving, at Simon Fraser University and senior planned giving officer at Queen’s University. Mr. Puffer is a national board member with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and joins Carleton during the largest fundraising effort in the institution’s history, with a goal of raising $300 million.
Daniel Redmond has been named director of Western University’s Campus Community Police Service, effective Oct. 11. Mr. Redmond recently retired from the Ontario Provincial Police, where he was serving as chief superintendent and regional commander, east region. He holds a bachelor of applied arts in justice studies from the University of Guelph and a diploma in law and security enforcement from Seneca College. He is the recipient of the Ontario Police Exemplary Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Lakehead University has appointed Barbara Eccles its general counsel and university secretary. A lawyer for over 20 years, she served as Lakehead’s legal counsel and interim university secretary since July 2015. Previously, Ms. Eccles was senior advisor to the president and legal counsel, and head of Lakehead’s innovation management program.
Carlo Chiarello is the new CEO of Wilrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises, which was created in 2015 to support growth-oriented Canadian technology companies. Before joining, Mr. Chiarello was the chief product officer at Powermat Technologies Ltd. in Israel. He also previously worked at Blackberry as the executive vice-president of the handset division.
Queen’s University has appointed Caroline Davis as the inaugural vice-principal, facilities, properties, and sustainability for a two year term. The appointment is effective Oct. 1. Ms. Davis first joined Queen’s in 2010 as the vice-principal, finance and administration. Before that, she was an assistant deputy minister, resolution and individual affairs, at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
Tim Loreman has been named Concordia University of Edmonton’s next president, with a mandate beginning in spring 2017. Dr. Loreman has been at the university for the past 14 years, most recently serving as vice-president, academic, and provost. A professor in Concordia’s department of education, he is an active researcher in the field of inclusive education, founding editor of the International Journal of Whole Schooling and co-editor of Exceptionality Education International.
Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio has been appointed director of Lakehead University’s centre for health care ethics, effective July 1. Dr. Jones-Bonofiglio was previously assistant professor in Lakehead’s school of nursing and adjunct professor in the MScN program at York University. She is also a research affiliate in the centre for education and research on aging and health. Her areas of expertise include ethical issues faced by health care professionals, mental health and addictions, palliative care and northern health issues.
Donna Janiec is the new vice-principal, finance and administration, at Queen’s University, effective Oct. 1. She joined Queen’s in 1994 and since then has held various positions in the faculty of arts and science, the office of the vice-principal, academic, and risk management and audit services. Her most recent position was associate vice-principal, finance, which she held since 2009.
The University of Waterloo has named Joanne Shoveller its next vice-president, advancement, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Ms. Shoveller is currently associate dean, advancement and alumni relations at INSEAD, a private business school with campuses in Europe and Asia. From 2004 to 2012, she was vice-president, advancement at the University of Guelph.
On Sept. 1, Nancy Ross began a new role as McGill University’s associate vice-principal, research and innovation. An associate member in the department of epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health, McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy, and the school of environment, Dr. Ross holds a Canada Research Chair in geo-social determinants of health. She earned a PhD in geography from McMaster University and joined McGill as a faculty member in 2001.
Ryerson University has appointed Jean-Paul Boudreau to the position of special advisor and executive lead of social innovation, effective Aug. 1. Dr. Boudreau holds a PhD from Tufts University and recently completed a five-year term as dean of arts at Ryerson. In addition, he served for eight years as chair of psychology at Ryerson and is the founder of the university’s Social Ventures Zone.
Michael den Haan has been named Simon Fraser University’s new vice-president, advancement and alumni engagement, effective Sept. 14. He was most recently associate vice-president, principal gifts, at the University of Waterloo, responsible for the development of a pan-university program, the president’s advancement priorities and the U of Waterloo’s Hong Kong office.
The University of New Brunswick has appointed Shawna Bergin registrar for its Fredericton campus, effective Sept. 1. Ms. Bergin has been at UNB for nearly 14 years and previously served as associate registrar for admissions. She is involved with many committees on campus and was recognized with the Rising Star Award by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education in 2007.
David Johnston has been named the University of the Fraser Valley’s next university registrar. Mr. Johnston was most recently a higher education consultant in Alberta and holds a master of arts in higher education administration from the University of British Columbia. He has previously served as executive director of eStrategy at the University of Calgary and as senior associate registrar at the University of California, Davis.
The new chair of the University of the Fraser Valley’s board of governors is John Pankratz, who is a partner at Friesen Pakratz & Associates LLP. Mr. Pankratz is the first board chair who is an alumnus of UFV. In 1988 he became a certified general accountant, and in 2010 he served as president of the CGA association in British Columbia.
John Innes was reappointed dean of the faculty of forestry at the University of British Columbia. His new term took effect July 1. Since joining UBC in 1999, Dr. Innes’s research has focused on sustainable forest management, including its impact on First Nations communities. In 2007, he was part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Gage Averill was reappointed dean of the faculty of arts at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus, starting July 1. Dr. Averill, an ethnomusicologist, joined UBC in 2010 after holding positions as professor and vice-principal, academic, and dean at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus. Prior to that, he served as chair of the music department at New York University.
OCAD University has appointed Robert Luke its next vice-president, research and innovation, effective Aug. 29. He is responsible for leading, implementing and expanding the university’s research capacity and infrastructure. Dr. Luke was previously vice-president, research and innovation, at George Brown College. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and, in 2012, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Acadia University has named Christopher Callbeck its next vice-president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer, effective Aug. 8. Mr. Callbeck was previously assistant vice-president of financial and administrative services at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. He is a board member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and the Canadian Association of University Business Officers.
Susan Cleyle has been appointed Memorial University’s new university librarian, effective Aug. 1. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Cleyle was director of the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and associate university librarian at Memorial University. Ms. Cleyle holds a bachelor’s degree from Mount Allison University and a master of library and information science from Dalhousie University.
The University of Calgary has reappointed Jon Meddings dean of the Cumming School of Medicine, effective July 1. Dr. Meddings has previously served as head of U of C’s division of gastroenterology and as chair of the University of Alberta’s department of medicine. He returned to the U of C in 2009 and became dean of its faculty of medicine in 2012.
Nipissing University has appointed Jim McAuliffe dean of graduate studies and research. Dr. McAuliffe was previously graduate studies co-ordinator for Lakehead University’s school of kinesiology and joined Nipissing in 2007 as inaugural director of the bachelor of physical and health education program. He served as vice-dean of Nipissing’s Schulich School of Education in 2010 and 2011.
Tom Brophy has been named Saint Mary’s University’s new senior director, student services. Mr. Brophy spent the last three years as Brandon University’s associate vice-president, student services, enrolment management and university registrar. He holds a master of education degree from Memorial University and has worked for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as an executive assistant and policy advisor.
Evan Fraser has been named director of the University of Guelph’s Food Institute, which connects researchers with Canadian and international partners to help transform food systems. Dr. Fraser joined U of Guelph in 2010 as a geography professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Human Security. His studies include the social and environmental consequences of food volatility and ways to reduce global food waste.
On Aug. 22, Adrienne Co-Dyre became the new director of libraries at King’s University College, federated with Western University. Ms. Co-Dyre holds a master of library and information science from Western and was most recently acting director of library services at Western affiliate Brescia University College.
Nadia Hardy has been named vice-provost of faculty relations at Concordia University. Dr. Hardy joined Concordia in 2009 as an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics and was subsequently promoted to associate professor. In her new role, she will oversee an office that provides information on changes to collective agreements and policies, and creates opportunities for professional development.