his pioneering work on earth
systems science; and Paul
Thagard of University of Waterloo
(humanities) for his research in
the areas of philosophy and
cognition. The Killam Prizes are
Canada’s leading prizes for career
achievement in these five fields.
Each is accompanied by a cash
award of $100,000.
Sonya Grypma dean
of the school of
nursing, effective May 16.
Dr. Grypma joined the school
of nursing from the University
of Lethbridge six years ago and
following the completion of a
postdoctoral fellowship at the
University of British Columbia.
Gerald Beasley was
provost and chief
librarian at the
University of Alberta, effective
July 1 for a five-year term.
Mr. Beasley comes to Edmonton
from Concordia University, where
he was university librarian since
July 2008. Prior to that, he served
as director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at
New York’s Columbia University.
transitional program for international students. The college will
start recruiting students and
faculty this fall and will welcome
its first cohort of students in
August 2014. Mr. Ridge was
previously UBC’s associate
vice-president and registrar.
tional psychology from Purdue
University, Indiana. Her second
term will begin Aug. 1, 2014,
following an administrative leave.
Susan Van Weelden
was appointed dean
of social sciences at
College. She took up her new
duties on May 1. Professor Van
Weelden was previously head of
the business department at
Heather Duncan was
appointed dean of
education at Brandon
University for a
five-year term that begins on July 1.
An alumna of the university,
Dr. Duncan returns to her alma
mater from the University of
Wyoming, where she was
associate professor and educational leadership program
coordinator. She is also editor of
the Rural Educator journal.
Bob Kuhn was
university’s interim president,
effective July 1. A practising
lawyer for 33 years, Mr. Kuhn led
TWU’s legal team in 2001 to
successfully defend its teacher
education program at the
Supreme Court of Canada. In
2012, Mr. Kuhn also served as
president of the TWU Alumni
Carson the new
director of the
university’s Campus Community
Police Service. Mr. Carson has
served two years as operations
leader for the Campus Police
following a career with the
Ontario Provincial Police that
culminated with the position of
OPP Deputy Commissioner for
Kyle Spyksma its
new dean of sciences;
he started in the position May 1.
A professor of mathematics and
physics, Dr. Spyksma joined the
faculty at Redeemer in 2007.
Willard-Holt to a
second five-year term as dean of
the faculty of education.
Dr. Willard-Holt is chair of the
Ontario Association of Deans of
Education and serves on the
executive of the Association of
Canadian Deans of Education.
She received her PhD in educa-
Patrik Doucet a été
nommé doyen de la
Faculté de génie de
Sherbrooke pour un mandat de
quatre ans à compter du 1er juin.
Titulaire d’un doctorat en
éducation et membre de l’Ordre
des ingénieurs du Québec,
M. Doucet possède une expertise
en méthodologie de conception et
en sécurité industrielle. Avant
d’accéder au poste de doyen, il a
été vice-doyen à la formation
pendant quatre ans.
Tim Hynes was appointed dean
of the faculty of business in the
Gerald Schwartz School of
Business and Information Systems
at St. Francis Xavier University,
effective Aug. 1. It is a return for
Dr. Hynes to StFX, where he
served a number of terms as chair
of the department of business
before moving to Mount Allison
University in 2009. At Mount A,
he was the inaugural director of
the Ron Joyce Centre for Business
to the dual roles of
associate vice-president, strategic
enrolment, and university
registrar, starting July 1. She brings
more than 16 years of post-
secondary experience to the
position, most recently as director
of enrolment services at the
University of Regina.
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of UBC Vantage
College, the Univer-
sity of British Columbia’s new