University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons is pleased to announce the appointments of two members of the University executive team, effective July 1, 2011.
Dr. Thomas Chase is the new Provost and Vice-President (Academic). Dr. Chase received his BA Honours in English from Campion College at the University of Regina, a licentiate diploma in organ performance from Trinity College, London, and a PhD in English language (historical linguistics) from Glasgow University in Scotland. He held a number of academic and administrative posts at the University of Regina, including Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He returns to the University of Regina from Royal Roads University in Victoria B.C., where he was Vice-President (Academic) and Provost.
"It's exciting to be back at the University of Regina at a time of dynamism, growth, and development. The future of this University - like the future of the city and province - is very bright, and I look forward to working with President Timmons, the executive team, and colleagues across campus to bring an ambitious strategic vision into reality," says Dr. Chase.
Dr. Dennis Fitzpatrick is the new Vice-President (Research). Dr. Fitzpatrick earned a BA in Liberal Arts from Queen's University, a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Guelph, and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He held a series of academic and administrative appointments at the University of Manitoba, and most recently he has been Vice-President (Research) at the University of Lethbridge.
"Research provides the very foundation for universities. Research is more than discovery - it informs teaching, provides training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, informs public policy and creates jobs. The main products of research - novel ideas and the high quality people - will have a lasting effect on the people of Saskatchewan and Canada - and beyond. The opportunities at the University of Regina are significant, and I look forward to working with the senior management team to to make the University of Regina Strategic Research Plan come true," says Dr. Fitzpatrick.
"I'm very pleased to welcome Dr. Chase and Dr. Fitzpatrick to the executive team of the University of Regina," says President Timmons. "With their strong academic background and extensive administrative experience, they will contribute a great deal to the development of the University and its programs in the coming years."
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