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By NATALIE SAMSON | August 06 2015

The University of Alberta appointed Heather McCaw to the position of vice-president, advancement, effective Sept. 15. Ms. McCaw is currently co-director of the University of British Columbia’s $1.5-billion fundraising and alumni engagement campaign and associate vice-president, development. Previously, she was vice-president of Give Canada Fundraising Corporation and Spectrum Marketing Corporation. Molecular biologist Philip Barker was […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | July 15 2015

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 […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | June 02 2015

William Robins was appointed president of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. A professor of English and Medieval Studies, Dr. Robins has been a fellow of Victoria College since 1996. In 2009, he served as acting principal of Victoria College and in 2013 served as acting vice-dean, faculty and academic life. He also served […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | May 06 2015

Katherine Roos has been named executive director of Imagination Catalyst, OCAD U’s incubator for creative entrepreneurship and commercialization. Prior to joining OCAD U, Ms. Roos held management roles in the division of economic development and culture division at the City of Toronto and at the Toronto Business Development Centre. She also serves on the boards […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | April 01 2015

The Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2015 winners of the prestigious Killam prizes and Killam research fellowships. Each of the five Killam prize winners will receive $100,000 in recognition for an exceptionally rich career in the humanities, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, or interdisciplinary studies within these fields. Killam fellowships are […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | March 06 2015

The University of Waterloo named Sandra G. Banks its new vice-president, university relations. Currently the CEO of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Ms. Banks joins the university April 6. She spent 15 years at Coca-Cola Canada as vice-president, public affairs and communications. Before that she was the assistant deputy minister in the food industry division […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | February 06 2015

Ted Hewitt has been named the next president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The announcement came from the federal government on Feb. 12. Dr. Hewitt has served as SSHRC’s executive vice-president since 2012. He joined the agency from Western University, where he was vice-president of research and international relations from […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 14 2015

University of British Columbia dentistry professor David Sweet was awarded in November the Medallion of Distinguished Service, the highest Canadian Armed Forces medal for civilian service. Dr. Sweet, who serves as associate dean of students in UBC’s faculty of dentistry, was bestowed the award for his work in training Canadian police and military pathologists in […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | December 03 2014

Concordia University College of Alberta appointed Paul McElhone dean of the Mihalcheon School of Business. He comes to the school after serving for nearly 17 years as executive director of the school of retailing at the University of Alberta. He also brings to the role more than 25 years in the retail sector, where he […]

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