Louis Visentin has
been granted the title
of president emeritus
of Brandon Univer-
sity. The board of governors has
conferred the title in recognition
of a president who has served
the university with distinction
while in office. Dr. Visentin served
as president from 2000 to 2009.
In that time he oversaw BU’s
connection to Canada’s high-speed Internet research network,
as well as the implementation of
several new programs, scholarships and campus improvements.
At the University
of Winnipeg, Neil
Besner has been
and vice-president, academic, for
a second five-year term. Dr. Besner
joined the university’s English
department in 1987. He was named
founding dean of arts in 2005
and has served in a number of
senior executive roles since then.
Wendy Cukier will
of Brock University
on Sept. 1. Dr. Cukier, who
currently serves as vice-president,
research and innovation, at
Ryerson University, is a scholar
in emerging technology and
innovation, and a social justice
advocate. It will be the first time
in the institution’s history that
the post will be held by a woman
and by a Brock graduate.
sity has tapped Pierre
Zundel to be the next
provost and vice-
president, academic. His appoint-
ment begins July 1. He takes
on the role after most recently
sity, the Open University in
England, Mount Saint Vincent
University and Massey University
in New Zealand.
Denis Beaudoin a
été nommé directeur
du Service des immeu-
bles à l’Université
Laval. Il est entré en fonction
le 7 décembre pour un mandat
de cinq ans qui prendra fin le
6 décembre 2020. M. Beaudoin
est titulaire d’une maîtrise en
administration des technologies
médicales de l’Université de la
plus de 10 ans, il a dirigé les
services techniques du Centre
hospitalier de l’Outaouais. Au
cours des 11 dernières années, il
a travaillé à la direction générale
du Centre de santé et de services
sociaux de Gatineau, dont cinq
années à titre de directeur général.
is the new provost
Trent University. She began her
five-year term on Jan. 1 after
serving in the role on an interim
basis since July 1, 2015. Dr.
Muldoon, an economics professor,
has taught at Trent since 1983.
In 2010, she was appointed dean
of the school of education.
Allen Berger has
dean of the faculty of
Augustana and exe-
cutive officer of Augustana Campus
at the University of Alberta. His
second five-year term will com-
mence July 1. Dr. Berger, a cultural
anthropologist, came to U of A in
2011 from the University of Maine
Farmington, where he was chief
Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf
is pleased to announce the appointment
of Benoit-Antoine Bacon as provost and
Approved by the Queen’s University Board of Trustees,
Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf is pleased to
announce the appointment of Benoit-Antoine Bacon as
provost and vice-principal (academic) for a five-year term,
effective Aug. ;, ;;;;. Dr. Bacon succeeds Dr. Alan Harrison
who joined Queen’s in August ;;;;, and will step down in
July ;;;; after ; years of service to Queen’s University.
Dr. Bacon has served as the provost and vice-president,
academic affairs, at Concordia University since July ;;;;
and holds a PhD in neuropsychology from the University
of Montreal, after which he undertook an ;;;;;-funded
post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Glasgow, U.K.
From ;;;; to ;;;;, Dr. Bacon was Chair of Psychology as
well as the academic chief negotiator for the Association
of Professors of Bishop’s University on several collective
agreements. He then served as dean of the Faculty of Arts
and Science from ;;;; to ;;;;, and concurrently as associate
vice-principal, research, from ;;;; to ;;;;. Dr. Bacon’s
research in the field of cognitive neuroscience focuses on
the links between brain activity and perception in the visual
and auditory systems, as well as on multisensory integration.
He remains associated with the Montreal-based
Neuropsychology and Cognition Research Center.
One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a reputation
for scholarship, research and public service, and shaping
Canadian values and policies. For more than ;;; years, many
of the country’s most notable political, business and cultural
figures have been educated at Queen’s.