THE UNIVERSITY OF
DR. ERASMUS OKINE
Diana MacKay was
director of the
Ms. MacKay’s career has included
senior roles at the Conference
Board of Canada, the World Bank
and a major Japanese manufactur-
ing firm, JSR Corporation. She
is an expert in education policy
and higher education reform
in Canada, as well as migration
policy and practice.
president of the
University of Guelph
from 2003 to 2014,
has named Margaret
Leathem chief-of-staff. She comes to
MacEwan from the Ministry of
Innovation and Advanced Education with the Government of
Alberta, where she was director
of legislation and governance. In
this role, she worked closely with
public postsecondary institution
boards on governance-related
initiatives. Her long career in
provincial government included
high-level work with Campus
Alberta and with the Council of
Ministers of Education, Canada.
Teri Shearer, an
associate professor at
the Smith School of
Business at Queen’s
University, has been appointed
the university’s deputy provost,
effective Jan. 1, 2016. Dr. Shearer
is currently the associate dean
of faculty at the business school.
She joined Queen’s in 1996.
At the University
of Guelph, Wayne
Caldwell has been
named interim dean
of the Ontario Agricultural College,
effective Nov. 1. Dr. Caldwell is
director of the university’s School
of Environmental Design and
Rural Development and has been
at U of Guelph since 2000. From
2010-2012, he served as president
of the Association of Canadian
University Planning Programs
and the Ontario Professional
The University of
Jeff Wichtel dean of
the Ontario Veteri-
nary College. He joins OVC from
the Atlantic Veterinary College
at the University of Prince
Edward Island, where he was
associate dean. His five-year
term began Oct. 1.
was named director
of Western Universi-
ty’s Rotman Institute
of Philosophy, a centre for the
investigation of ethical and
epistemological issues in contem-
porary science. From 2012-2013,
Dr. Smeenk was the institute’s
interim director. He has been an
associate professor in the depart-
ment of philosophy at Western
operating officer at Jazz Aviation
LP. Ms. Mahody has been a member
of the board of governors since
2009. She also sits on the board of
directors at High Liner Foods Inc.
was named associate
alumni relations, at Royal Roads
University, effective Sept. 1.
Ms. Riggins joined Royal Roads
in 2010 as director of branding,
marketing and recruitment.
She was previously director of
sponsorship and brand at the
Canada Post Corporation.
Paul Dagg has been
person of the board
of governors at
Thompson Rivers University.
He is medical director of tertiary
mental health at the Interior
Health Authority’s Hillside Centre
in Kamloops, B.C., and a clinical
professor of psychiatry at the
University of British Columbia.
Dr. Dagg also chairs the specialty
committee in psychiatry of the
Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada, and sits on
its education committee.
of the University of
New Brunswick, was appointed
chair of the Association of Atlantic
Universities for a two-year term.
Dr. Campbell also serves as
chair of the board of directors
at Atlantic University Sport. Prior
to joining UNB, Dr. Campbell
served as acting president and
vice-chancellor, and vice-president,
academic, at Memorial University.