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Biography of david Gregory, Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

david Gregory, PhD

The Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr david Gregory, Professor and Dean of Nursing, as Interim Provost for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2022. In that role he joins the University Executive Team and becomes Chair of Deans' Council.

Dr Gregory was hired at the University of Regina in 2011 as the Founding Dean, Faculty of Nursing.  In addition to establishing the Faculty, he was responsible for enacting two collaborative nursing programs with Saskatchewan Polytechnic; The Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Nursing program and the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (online master’s degree).  He is serving as the lead for the proposed Student Wellness Centre at the University.  Dr Gregory provided leadership for the renewal of the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy (2019).

A graduate of the University of Ottawa (BScN) and the University of Manitoba (MN), he holds a PhD in nursing from the University of Arizona. He was accorded the title Dean Emeritus from the University of Manitoba where he served as Dean, Faculty of Nursing from 1999 to 2004.  He holds an honorary diploma from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic).  As a visiting professor (2015, 2017), Dr. Gregory taught Qualitative Research Methods at the University of Hong Kong.  He was invited by the University of Calgary (2015) to deliver a scholarly lecture in Doha, Qatar entitled, “An Exploration of Globalization:  Demographic Shifts in Canada and the Re-Conceptualization of Culture—Implications for Nursing.”

Dr. Gregory’s PhD dissertation served as the basis for Cancer Stories:  On Life and Suffering (McGill-Queens Press).  Most recently, he is lead editor on a national nursing textbook, Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing. (2nd Edition, 2020)   Dr. Gregory is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the only RN in the province to hold this honour. Dr Gregory's scholarly interests include qualitative research methodologies, the experiences of men in nursing, Indigenous health and education, and topics related to medical anthropology.  Throughout his academic career, he has been supported by Tri-Council Funding.  Dr Gregory conducted the first national study on Aboriginal nursing education in Canada, “Against the Odds: An Update of Aboriginal Nursing in Canada.”  He has supervised more than 35 graduate students over the course of his career.