systems company, and vice-president of strategy and marketing at
Farm Credit Canada.
Ellwand was re-
appointed dean of
at the University of Calgary for
a six-year term as of July 1. Before
her first term in this role, Dr.
Pollock-Ellwand was head and
chair of the school of architecture,
landscape architecture and urban
design and professor of landscape
architecture at the University
of Adelaide, Australia. She will
continue to serve as a member
of the International Council on
Monuments and Sites assisting
with World Heritage nomination
reviews, and emerging conservation policies.
Robert Thirsk has
been elected chancel-
lor of the University
of Calgary. Dr. Thirsk has an
MSc in mechanical engineering
and MBA from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, and
a medical degree from McGill
University. He also holds the
Canadian record for the longest
time spent in space at 204 days
and 18 hours.
Wab Kinew, Univer-
sity of Winnipeg’s
first director of
Mr. Kinew, a journalist, has been
with the university since 2012
and has developed and overseen
the delivery of a number of new
initiatives, including an entrepre-
neurship and business training
program for aboriginal youth and
the facilitation of intergenerational
Céline Lévesque was
appointed dean of
the faculty of law,
civil law section, at
the University of Ottawa on July 1.
Ms. Lévesque is a full professor
in the faculty, with expertise
in international investment law,
international arbitration and
international trade law. She
held the position of vice-dean,
academic, from 2003 to 2005,
was scholar-in-residence at the
Department of Foreign Affairs,
Trade and Development in 2008,
and was involved in trade and
investment treaty negotiations as
a member of the trade law bureau.
The University of
Prince Edward Island
has selected Christian
Lacroix as vice-
president, academic, for a two-year
term ending in June 2016. Dr.
Lacroix has served in this role
since 2012. Prior to this, he was
dean of science for six years. Dr.
Lacroix has been a faculty
member in the department of
biology since 1990.
York University has
associate vice-president, research,
which comes into effect Nov. 1.
Dr. Mukherjee-Reed is a past chair
of the department of political
science at York. Her teaching and
research touches on development,
inequality and gender in the
Global South, particularly India.
She has directed several collaborative international projects with
such partners as Universitas, a
global research university network,
and several United Nations agencies.
Bishop’s University has named
Robert Hall chair of its board of
governors. A Bishop’s alumnus,
Mr. Hall is vice-president of legal
affairs and corporate secretary at
Cascades. He is also director and
chair of the board at Boralex, chair
of the board at Reno de Medici and
a member of the Barreau du Québec
and the Canadian Bar Association.
David Perley has
been hired as the
director of the
University of New
Institute, a centre for aboriginal
education studies and for the
cultural and professional develop-
ment of First Nations people in
the Maritimes and Gaspé regions.
A former chief of the Maliseet
Nation at Tobique, Mr. Perley is a
PhD candidate at UNB researching recruitment and retention of
indigenous students in higher
education. In 2003, Mr. Perley
retired from the N.B. Department
of Education, where he was a
consultant on aboriginal education initiatives.
has appointed Amir
Asif dean of the
faculty of engineer-
ing and computer science, effective
Aug. 1. Dr. Asif joins Concordia
from York University, where
he has chaired the department
of electrical engineering and
Michael A. Meighen,
Q.C., B.A., LL.L., LL.D.
After earning his BA from McGill
(1960) and his LL.L. cum laude from
Université Laval (1963), Michael
Meighen began his law career,
following in the footsteps of his
father, Ted, and grandfather, Prime
Minister Arthur Meighen. He has
been a prominent member of the
Ontario and Quebec bars, and acted
as co-counsel to the Deschênes
Commission of Inquiry on War
Criminals in Canada.
Mr. Meighen distinguished himself
in the political arena, and served
Canada for 21 years in the Senate
before retiring in 2012. He is also a
dedicated philanthropist, working
with his wife, Kelly, as well as through
the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation,
to support many leading education
and research institutions.
He counts the Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee medal, and the
McGill Alumni Association’s Award of
Merit among his honours, and is, or
has been, a director/chair of numerous
private and public companies and
Michael Meighen has long
been active in the life of McGill
University. He served two terms as
member-at-large on McGill’s Board
of Governors, served as Chair of
the Fund Council, and co-chaired
Campaign McGill, which raised more
than $1 billion.
Founded in 1821, McGill ranks among
the top universities worldwide.
It has earned a stellar reputation
for the quality of its education,
for its research contributions and for
its service to the community.
Stuart H. (Kip) Cobbett,
Chair of the Board of
Governors of McGill
University, is pleased to
announce the appointment
of Michael A. Meighen as
for a three-year term
beginning July 1, 2014.