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battery; Robert Burrell of the
University of Alberta, for his
discovery of the world’s first
therapeutic medical application of
nanotechnology; Breanne Everett
of the University of Calgary, who
co-founded a medical company
that develops wearable technology
to improve patients’ quality of
life while reducing health care
costs; and Mark G. Torchia of
the University of Manitoba, who
along with engineer Richard Tyc,
created a medical device that
uses lasers to treat brain tumours
that are otherwise inoperable.
lawyer Doug Stollery
will be the University
of Alberta’s next
chancellor. Dr. Stollery is president
of the Stollery Charitable Foun-
dation, and a board member of
CARE Canada and the Stephen
Lewis Foundation. He has
previously been a partner with
Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer
LLP and served as a director of
the Alberta Law Reform Institute
and the Legal Education Society
of Alberta. Dr. Stollery retired
from PCL Constructors Inc.
in 2013 and begins his term at
U of A on June 15.
has been reappointed
dean of the faculty of
arts at the University
of Calgary for a six-year term.
Prior to joining U of Calgary,
Dr. Sigurdson was dean of the
faculty of arts at the University of
Manitoba and acting provost of
its University College. He has also
served previously as a professor
and chair of political science at
the University of New Brunswick
and as acting dean of arts at
Thompson Rivers University.
York University has
Haché for a second
term as vice-president,
research and innovation, effective
July 1. Prior to his appointment
in 2011, Dr. Haché served as
associate vice-president, research,
at the University of Calgary
and has held appointments there
in the departments of biological
sciences, and cell biology and
Penny Werthner has
dean of the faculty
of kinesiology at
the University of Calgary. Before
joining the university in 2012,
Dr. Werthner spent 12 years at the
University of Ottawa and served
for a year as director and associate
dean of the school of human
kinetics. She has also been a
sport psychology consultant for
Canada’s national and Olympic
teams since 1985.
On May 1, Joanne
began a new role as
of Wilfrid Laurier University’s
Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneur-
ship and Social Innovation. Dr.
Benham Rennick is an associate
professor in global studies at
Laurier. She previously taught in
Laurier Brantford’s contemporary
studies program and served
as director of an international
service-learning program at
St. Jerome’s University at the
University of Waterloo.
Polytechnic University as vice-provost,
teaching and learning, on July 25.
She will oversee the establishment
of the university’s first teaching
and learning plan. Since 2010,
Dr. Chu has served as director
of Simon Fraser University’s
teaching and learning centre.
Dr. Chu currently also serves
as co-chair of the B.C. Teaching
and Learning Council and
vice-chair, communications, for
the Society for Teaching and
Learning in Higher Education’s
Educational Developers Caucus.