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Appointments and Renewals

 Director La Cité (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2027)

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Following a review conducted according to the provisions of University policy on out-of-scope academic administrative appointments, Dr. Emmanuel Aito has been appointed to a second five-year term as Director, La Cité effective July 1, 2022.

Dr Emmanuel Aito was appointed acting director of La Cité universitaire francophone in August 2016. In 2017, he began his current 5-year term as Director of La Cité, following a national search. He describes La Cité as “l’imaginaire collectif that has thrust the U of R into the orbit of the Francophonie, both in Canada and abroad”. Before his current leadership position, from 2006 until 2016 he had served two consecutive 5-year terms as Head of the Department of French, which was part of the Faculty of Arts until 2015. Along the way, he had also concurrently served as the interim Department Head of International Languages in 2013.

Dr Aito came to the University of Regina in 1998. He earned both his MA (1992) and PhD (1999) from Dalhousie University, Halifax. His primary area of teaching and research is French linguistics, with a particular focus on specialized language and terminology. In the past few years, he has developed a body of work in glottopolitics, theorizing the intercultural dimensions of terminology, while also demonstrating the lexical creativity in minority languages. Dr Aito continues to be interested in the intersections of language and democratization. Despite his current busy administrative assignment, he has continued to supervise the work of several MA and PhD students as well as to lead the growth of the graduate program at La Cité.

 Dr. Aito also spearheaded the diversification of La Cité’s academic programming.These efforts resulted in the embrace of wide-ranging interests in the Humanities and Social Sciences that go beyond the traditional confines of modern language studies. Dr Aito has thus successfully recruited and mentored several graduate students into these programs, some of whom have returned over the years to be colleagues at La Cité. He continues to pursue student recruitment from far and near.

Given La Cité’s specific province-wide mandate as the hub of French-Language university-level academic opportunities, Dr Aito has built productive partnerships within our University and in the Fransaskois community. He maintains critical relationships with the leadership and members of the ACUFC, the umbrella organization that supports Francophone institutions outside of Québec. Dr Aito has also developed collaborative relationships with the provincial and federal departments responsible for funding a significant portion of La Cité’s diverse operations. He is also proud of the dedication of his entire team at La Cité.

In his personal life, Dr Aito relishes his close friendships and adores his close-knit family, including his several grandchildren. He is also gratified to witness the personal and professional successes of the students he has recruited and mentored over the years.

The Associate Vice-President (Academic), Dr. Nilgün Önder, would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Reappointment Committee for their collegial work. They are Michael Akinpelu, Michael Poplyansky, Sylvain Rheault, Alpha Barry, Marie-France Girardin, Denis Simard, Kevin Piel, Rebecca Alao. The Committee was supported in its work by Yvonne Gray of the AVPA's Office.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Aito on this reappointment.

 

Dean of Science (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2027)


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Following a review conducted according to the provisions of University policy on out-of-scope academic administrative appointments, Dr. Douglas Farenick has been appointed to a second five-year term as Dean, Faculty of Science effective July 1, 2022.

Douglas Farenick received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1990 and he held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Le centre de recherches mathématiques, Université de Montréal, before starting a tenure-track position at the University of Regina. He was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2002. Over the course of his career at the University of Regina, Dr. Farenick has served as Associate Dean (Research) of Science, Head of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Science. His professional leadership roles have included Vice President (West) of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) and Chair of the Finance Committee of the CMS. Dr. Farenick is currently President of the Canadian Council of Deans of Science, serves on the Board of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, and represents the University of Regina on the TRIUMF Members Council.

Dr. Farenick’s mathematical expertise is in the areas of operator algebra theory, operators on Hilbert space, noncommutative convexity, quantum information theory, and the theory of operator systems. He has published two books (Springer) and more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles. Dr. Farenick has enjoyed continuous support from the NSERC Discovery Grant program throughout the entirety of his career. He has taught mathematics at all undergraduate and graduate levels, and ranks the teaching of a three-week intensive graduate course at the African Institute for Mathematical Science in Kigali, Rwanda, as a high point in his teaching career. He continues to be inspired by the students and colleagues he works with locally and abroad.

Dr. Farenick is an alumnus of the University of Regina, where he studied mathematics and computer science as an undergraduate student. In his spare time he enjoys swimming and cycling. 

The Interim Provost would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Reappointment Committee for their collegial work. They are Martin Argerami, Lee Aument, Shannon Dea, Garth Huber, Trent Kostelny, Peter Leavitt, Shanelle Puffalt, Renata Raina, Leslie Robbins, Karin Rustad, and Sandra Zilles. The Committee was supported in its work by Yvonne Gray of the Provost's Office.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Farenick on this reappointment.


Dean of Nursing (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2026)

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Following a national search conducted according to the provisions of University policy on out-of-scope academic appointments, Dr. Cheryl Pollard, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Nursing. The five-year appointment is effective July 1, 2021.

Dr. Cheryl Pollard is currently Associate Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at MacEwan University. Prior to joining MacEwan she managed specialized interdisciplinary teams within the Home Living, Supportive Living, and Rehabilitative Health service sectors. In recognition of her ability to create and lead high performing teams, Dr. Pollard was honored as a 3M Quality Team Award winner.

After completing her psychiatric nursing, Cheryl went on to graduate from the University of Alberta, where she received a PhD in nursing. Her doctoral work focused on the application of relational ethics. Dr. Pollard continues to be an active scholar and collaborative researcher committed to the promotion of mental health and resilience among people who personally live with mental illness and their caregivers. This research has been supported by multiple funders including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Alberta Health.

Dr. Pollard is widely known for her commitment to teaching excellence. She has received international recognition from the National League of Nursing for her enduring and substantial contributions to nursing education, made a Fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education, and received the Alberta Nursing Education Administrators Award for Leadership in Psychiatric Nursing Education. Additionally, Dr. Pollard was an inaugural Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow and is now a mentor to colleagues as they develop their own scholarly expertise in the area of teaching and learning. She is also a recipient of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award from the Alberta Colleges & Institutes Association which recognizes creativity and innovation within the scholarship of teaching and learning community.

Being born and raised in Alberta, by a Metis father and a non-indigenous mother, Cheryl was taught that it is our responsibility to connect and contribute to making our circle and our world better. Thus Dr. Pollard is a committed community volunteer, she serves as a Director and Board Chair of a non-profit organization that provides services to clients experiencing, abuse and other forms of domestic violence, and its devastating effects on the family unit. Cheryl is a collaborative and consultative leader – an advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion. Her commitment to these values has led her to invest time and energy into supporting the work of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and working with other Alberta nursing leaders to establish an independent Alberta nursing association.

I thank members of the Search Advisory Committee for their commitment to a thorough national search for the new Dean. In alphabetical order I acknowledge Terri Belcourt, Elizabeth Domm, Delasi Essien, Melanie Goodwin, Billy Heaman, Michell Jesse, Elise Matthews, Harold Riemer, Dominque Rislund, Chad Thomas, and Sarina Wowchuk. Thanks are also accorded to Nancy Kazeil of Human Resources and Bryanna Butz of the Provost's Office, both of whom contributed substantially to the success of this search.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Pollard on this appointment.


Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement) (June 1, 2021)

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Following a national search according to the provisions of University policy on out-of-scope senior appointments, Interim Provost Gregory has recommended to Interim President Chase that Ms. Lori Campbell be appointed the inaugural position of Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement). Ms. Campbell has accepted the appointment, which begins June 1, 2021.

Ms. Campbell is 2-Spirit nēhiýaw āpihtāwikosisān and is a band member of Montreal Lake First Nation, Treaty 6 territory. She is an intergenerational survivor of the Indian Residential School system and a child from the Sixties Scoop generation. Ms. Campbell has made it her career advocating for social justice and working towards a more equitable society for all.

Ms. Campbell was the University of Waterloo’s first Senior Director of Indigenous Initiatives, and in that capacity played a crucial role in the University’s earliest Indigenization planning. She currently holds the position of Director, Shatitsirótha’ Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, program developer and Adjunct Lecturer in the Indigenous Studies academic program at St. Paul’s University College, University of Waterloo.

With over 13 years of progressive leadership in student services, academics, research and administration, Ms. Campbell is an experienced leader in education with a proven track record particularly in building community and advancing processes of Indigenization, reconciliation, and decolonization. Her areas of research and teaching expertise include Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous research methodologies, social justice, and Indigenous women’s leadership. Ms. Campbell holds two undergraduate degrees (Indigenous Studies and Psychology), a master’s degree in Adult Education and is working towards a PhD in Social Justice Education.

Ms. Campbell is a sought-after public speaker, educator, and media expert. She is the recipient of a wide range of academic and community honours including the Ontario Women’s directorate’s Leading Women Building Communities Award, University of Waterloo’s Equity and Inclusivity Award, UNESCO Global Action Program Award for Regional Centre of Expertise on Education and Sustainable Development and the 2021 national Women of Inspiration Award.

I thank members of the Search Advisory Committee for their commitment and advice throughout this search process. In alphabetical order, I acknowledge Dustin Brass, Michelle Coupal, Sherry Farrell-Racette, Merelda Fiddler-Potter, Misty Longman, Geordy McCaffrey, Jérôme Melançon, Dennis Omeasoo, Cathy Rocke, Pheonix Sparvier, and Jason Wong. I would also like to thank Geordy McCaffrey for all of his work on this Committee prior to his withdrawal. Thanks are also accorded to Nancy Kazeil of Human Resources and Bryanna Butz of the Provost's Office, both of whom contributed substantially to the success of this search.

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Campbell on this appointment.


Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2026)

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I am pleased to announce Dr. Aziz Douai will be joining the University of Regina as the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on January 1, 2021.

Dr. Aziz Douai is passionate about graduate education and student success. In his recent role as Associate Dean at the School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, Ontario Tech University, Dr. Douai has helped shape the graduate student experience through revamping the graduate professional skills program, expanding the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, overseeing student awards and scholarships, and launching several engagement initiatives. As a graduate Faculty supervisor and educator, Dr. Douai advocates for a holistic approach to graduate education and believes in empowering graduate students.

Dr. Douai holds a PhD in Mass Communications from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s of Science in Advertising from Boston University, and has lectured on global communication issues in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. A recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, SSHRC and international competitive research grants, he highly appreciates the importance of research funding to graduate student success.

Dr. Douai maintains an active research agenda focused on disruptive communication technologies, international communication and conflict, with a special interest in the MENA media and politics. He is the author and co-editor of three books, including recently released Arab media and the politics of terrorism: Unbecoming news. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. 

Dr. Douai is a Founding Member of the Center on Hate, Bias and Extremism, a Senior Research Affiliate at the Canadian Research Network for Terrorism, Security & Society, and a member of the Digital Life Institute. He served as grant reviewer and Chair of the Multi-disciplinary Committee-Social Sciences at the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) between 2017-2020. 

I'd like to also take this opportunity to thank the search committee members - Dr Raymond Blake, Kishore Bommavaram, Janine Brown, Dr Tanya Dahms, Dr Hussameldin Ibrahim, Dr Tarun Katapally, Dr Gordon Pennycook, Dr Cathy Rocke, Dr Twyla Salm, Darlene Sorensen, Brett Waytuck.

I also want to say a special thank you to Nancy Kazeil and Karen Walker who supported the committee throughout the search.


Associate Vice-President (Research) (1 September 2020 - 31 August 2025)

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I am pleased to inform you that following the recommendation of the Search Advisory Committee, Dr. Christopher Yost has been appointed as Associate Vice-President (Research) for a five-year term effective September 1, 2020.

Dr. Yost has long been a strong advocate of the University of Regina’s research enterprise. A member of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science for 17 years, Dr. Yost received his PhD from the University of Calgary in 1998, and has experience as a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (Lacombe Research Centre, Alberta) and as a research associate at the University of Aarhus in Denmark.

Former Tier II Canada Research Chair in Microbial Ecology and Food Safety, Dr. Yost is the Co-Director of the Institute for Microbial Systems and Society. His research interests focus on environmental microbiology with a specific focus on agricultural microbiology. Further biographical information about Dr. Yost is available at the following link: http://uregina.ca/~yost200d/.

As we re-establish the Associate Vice-President (Research) role at the University, the entire research team is thrilled to have Dr. Yost join us, bringing years of leadership experience to help guide the U of R research enterprise even as we navigate through the current challenges and the stages of our recovery plan.

I wish to thank the members of the Search Advisory Committee — Dr. Irfan Al-Anbagi, Dr. Shadi Beshai, Dr. Supriya Bhat, Dr. Emily Grafton, Dr. Bonnie Jeffery, Dr. Elise J Matthews, Divyesh Patel, Dr. Nilgun Onder, Dr. Zisis Papandreou, Nancy Kazeil, and Karen Walker — for their commitment and team-work in ensuring a successful search, interview, and selection process.

The committee had a difficult choice to make between two highly qualified candidates, Dr. Yost and Dr. Cory Butz, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies), Faculty of Science. We thank Dr. Butz for his continued dedication to scholarship, research, and service at the University of Regina.

I wish to also thank the campus community for their extensive engagement throughout the process.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Yost on his appointment as Associate Vice-President (Research).

I look forward to working with Chris in continuing to provide strong and visionary leadership to the University's research enterprise and our diverse community of researchers.


Vice-President (Research) (1 July 2020 - 30 June 2025)

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Following a national search conducted according to the provisions of University policy on out-of-scope academic appointments, Dr Kathleen McNutt, currently Interim Vice-President (Research) and Professor of Public Policy in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School, has been appointed Vice-President (Research). The five-year appointment is effective 1 July 2020. She is the first female Vice-President (Research) in the University's history.

Specializing in graduate education, Dr McNutt has supervised numerous graduate students over her career, and trained hundreds of public servants in policy analysis, program evaluation, and design. Over her career she has worked with all levels of government to advance evidence-based policy-making and public engagement.

Dr McNutt holds a BA from the University of Regina, an MA from the University of Alberta, and a PhD from Simon Fraser University. She maintains an active research agenda and has over 30 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, a variety of academic chapters and public reports, and has presented her research across Canada and Europe. Her current focus is on mainstreaming equity, diversity, and inclusion across complex institutional structures.

Dr McNutt served as the principal researcher on a provincial study of regional colleges, and as a member of the Ministry of Advanced Education Deputy Minister's Policy Panel on the future of postsecondary education. She currently chairs the Saskatchewan Higher Education Quality Assurance Board, and serves as a board member for the Confucius Institute at the University of Regina, the International Minerals Innovation Institute, the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, TRIUMF Canada's particle accelerator centre, and the Canadian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

Thanks are due to members of the Search Advisory Committee, including Dr Michelle Coupal, Ms Sally Gray, Dr david Gregory, Dr Larena Hoeber, Dr Hussameldin Ibrahim, Ms Kelly Kummerfield, Dr Tom McIntosh, and Dr Chris Yost. The Committee was supported in its work by D'arcy Schauerte of the Executive Offices, and by Dan Brown, Kenny Gregor, and Kevin Gregor of the search firm Boyden.


Dean of Arts (1 September 2020 - 30 June 2025)

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Following a national search conducted according to the provisions of University policy on out-of-scope academic appointments, Dr Shannon Dea, currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, has been appointed Dean of Arts and Professor of Philosophy. The appointment is effective 1 September 2020. 

A former Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Waterloo, Dr Dea has also served as both Undergraduate and Graduate Associate Chair of Philosophy, as a two-time faculty Senator and a two-time member of the Board of Governors, as well as on multiple department, faculty, university, and extra-university committees and working groups. She is currently the Vice-President of the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Philosophical Association.

Dr Dea earned her BA in Philosophy and Russian Language and Literature from the University of Waterloo, her MA in Philosophy from Queen’s University, and her PhD in Philosophy from Western University. 

She researches and teaches about academic freedom, harm reduction, sex and gender, LGBTQ issues, pedagogy, equity, and the history of philosophy. She is the author of Beyond the Binary: Thinking About Sex and Gender, and of numerous articles and book chapters. The author of a monthly University Affairs column called "Dispatches on Academic Freedom," Dr Dea is also the principal investigator on a SSHRC-funded project that seeks to develop better academic freedom protections for precarious and minoritized scholars.

Dr Dea regularly engages with the public and the media on topics ranging from freedom of expression to social justice issues, and has worked closely with community agencies aimed at supporting some of society’s most vulnerable members. She is a recipient of the Ontario Women’s Directorate’s Leading Women Building Communities Award and of University of Waterloo’s Distinguished Teacher Award. 

Thanks are due to members of the Search Advisory Committee, including Mr Alfred Adenuga, Ms Rose-Marie Bouvier, Dr Michelle Coupal, Dr Monika Çule, Dr Marcel DeCoste, Dr Douglas Farenick, Dr Bob Kayseas, Dr Michelle Stewart, and Dr Kristi Wright. The Committee was supported in its work by Ms Nancy Kazeil of Human Resources and Ms Yvonne Gray of the Provost's Office.


University Librarian (1 July 2021 -  30 June 2026)

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Following a review conducted according to the provisions of University policy on out-of-scope academic administrative appointments, Mr Brett Waytuck has been appointed to a second five-year term as University Librarian effective 1 July 2021. 

Since being named University Librarian on 1 July 2016, Brett Waytuck has taken a leading role in establishing the strategic and operational directions of the Dr John Archer Library and Archives, and supporting the network of academic libraries across Canada, and in Western Canada in particular. 

Prior to joining the University of Regina, Brett Waytuck worked in public, special, government, and academic libraries in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Most recently he was Provincial Librarian, working with the public library systems of Saskatchewan to support and extend services across the province. He received his Bachelor of Music degree (Music History and Literature/Piano) from the University of Calgary, and his Master of Library Science degree from the University of Toronto. 

Some notable accomplishments at the Dr John Archer Library and Archives achieved during Brett Waytuck’s term as University Librarian have included: the Textbooks for All initiative established in partnership with URSU; partnering with the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance to sponsor the Michele Sereda Artist in Residence; launching the Personal Librarian Program; expanding access to electronic resources to U of R Alumni; creating a year-long celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Library and Archives; expanding organizational and financial investments in open educational resources; opening the Archway Gallery and the Archer Alcove; supporting students through extended hours during exam times; and bringing the significant Mary Filer collection to the University Archives. 

Throughout his career, Brett Waytuck has been active in a variety of provincial, regional, and national associations and advisory bodies including the Provincial and Territorial Public Library Council (Chair), the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies Advisory Committee (Council of Ministers of Education Canada), the Multitype Library Board, the Consortium of Academic and Special Libraries of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (Chair, Strengthening Capacity Committee), and the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (Vice Chair). 

The Provost would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Reappointment Committee for their collegial work on the renewal process. They are Mary Chipanshi, Brad Doerksen, Alex King, Jamie Kraushaar, Colleen Murphy, Barbara Nelke, Dean Rae Staseson, and Robert Thomas. 

Please join us in congratulating Brett on his appointment to a second term. 


Acting Associate Vice-President (International) and Chief International Officer
(1 May 2020 - 30 April 2022)

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With the secondment of Ms Livia Castellanos to the Ministry of Advanced Education, Haroon Chaudhry, Director of Global Education Services at UR International, has been appointed Acting Associate Vice-President (International) and Chief International Officer effective 1 May 2020.

An alumnus both of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the City University of New York and of the University of Regina, Mr Chaudhry holds a BA as well as a master's degree in public administration. His relationship with the University of Regina spans thirteen years, from graduate studies to his current URI role.

Mr Chaudhry's strategic vision of sustainable, student-focused internationalization at the University of Regina comes from two decades of experience in higher education in Canada and the United States, including the New York City government and the City University of New York. Throughout his student and professional life, Mr Chaudhry has been dedicated to ensuring positive academic and personal post-secondary experiences.

His commitment to international education and student retention has earned him numerous awards and accolades. Under his leadership, UR International will continue to thrive.

Please join me in congratulating Haroon on this appointment.


Director, Centre for Continuing Education (17 August 2020 - 30 June 2025)

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Following a national search, the Provost has recommended to President Timmons that Ms Christie Schultz be appointed Director of the Centre for Continuing Education. Ms Schultz has accepted the appointment, which begins on 17 August 2020 and concludes on 30 June 2025.

Since 2014, Ms Schultz has served as the Assistant Dean (Academic) at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension. In this role, she has led the Faculty's continuing education (CE) portfolio as well as its Learning Engagement Office (LEO), a team of eLearning specialists and instructional designers who share her commitment to high-quality, accessible, innovative, and learner-centered education.

Having joined the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension in 2008, first as an instructional designer and then, from 2009, as executive director of LEO, Ms Schultz has spent the past decade building experience and expertise as a leader in continuing education. Actively involved in the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE), she currently serves on the national executive as the representative for Western Canada.

Before coming to the field of continuing education, Ms Schultz worked in the world of web communications and strategy. She holds an MA in English as well as an MBA in public policy and management, and is nearing the completion of a PhD in educational policy studies from the University of Alberta. Her scholarly interests include experiences and practices of leadership in higher education, care ethics in leadership, and qualitative research methodologies, especially narrative inquiry.

Thanks are due to members of the Search Advisory Committee, including Ms Janet Cranston, Assistant Director of CCE; Ms Amber Fitz-Gerald, Central Business Services, CCE; Ms Willadell Garreck, Head, Flexible Learning Division, CCE; Dr Gina Grandy, Dean of Business Administration; Ms Deborah Hulston, faculty member in English as a Second Language program, CCE; Ms Karen Merz, Manager, Non-Credit Career and Professional Development, CCE; Ms Georgia Morgan, Administrative Assistant to the Director, CCE; and Mr Lamont Stradeski, Interim Associate Vice-President (Finance). The Committee was supported in its work by Nancy Kazeil, Human Resources, and Yvonne Gray, Provost's Office.


Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic) (1 April 2020 - 30 June 2022)

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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 joined the University of Regina in 2011 as the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Nursing. A graduate of the University of Ottawa and the University of Manitoba, he holds a PhD in nursing from the University of Arizona. He was accorded the title Dean Emeritus from the University of Manitoba, and holds an honorary diploma from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic).

Dr Gregory is the lead editor on a nursing textbook (2nd edition 2020), Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing. He is also 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.

Please join us in congratulating Dr Gregory on this appointment.


Interim Dean of Nursing (1 April 2020 - 30 June 2021)

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Following consultation with faculty and staff in the Faculty of Nursing, Dr Robin Evans has been appointed as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Nursing effective 1 April 2020. She follows Dean david Gregory, who will assume the role of Interim Provost.

Dr Evans has been with the University of Regina in the role of Associate Dean (Undergraduate) of the Faculty of Nursing since January 2012. As Associate Dean, she has been responsible for development of policy and oversight of the undergraduate programs (in collaboration with Saskatchewan Polytechnic) which have grown to include the After-Degree Nursing Program, the bilingual option, and upper-year admissions, in addition to the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program, which currently enrols nearly 1,300 students and plays a critical role in the provision of high-quality healthcare to Saskatchewan residents.

Prior to assuming her Associate Deanship at the University of Regina, Dr Evans spent ten years in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan. She received her PhD from the University of Regina with dissertation research centering on nurses' practice with adolescent mothers.

Dr Evans' current research includes the nature of nursing practice, the experiences of expecting and new mothers, and promoting the success of students in a clinical setting. She is a co-editor of the textbook Canadian Maternity, Newborn and Women's Health Nursing (2nd edition, 2014).

Please join us in congratulating Dr Evans on this appointment, which concludes on 30 June 2021.

A national search for the next full-term Dean of Nursing will be launched later this year.


Dean of Social Work (1 January 2020 - 30 June 2025)

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The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) has recommended to President Timmons that Dr Cathy Rocke, currently Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs) in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba, be appointed Dean of Social Work.

Dr Rocke has accepted the appointment, which will commence on 1 January 2020, immediately following the retirement of Dean Judy White.

Dr Rocke completed her doctoral degree at the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba. Her doctoral research focused on the efficacy of organizational cultural awareness workshops. Her current research program is focused on addressing and evaluating how we reconcile the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, both on campus and in the community through intergroup dialogue.

Prior to her academic career, Dr Rocke gained wide experience in both the education and social work fields. Her work experience includes developing postsecondary educational programs for Indigenous communities, diversity training for child welfare professionals, quality assurance for child welfare agencies, counseling women who were victims of domestic violence, and child protection.

Please join us in congratulating Dr Rocke on her appointment as Dean. A celebration of Dean White's many contributions to the Faculty of Social Work and the University as a whole will take place nearer her retirement.

Thanks are also due to the members of the Search Advisory Committee for their commitment to a thorough national search for the new Dean. In alphabetical order, these people are Mr Jonathan Calfat, Dr Darlene Chalmers, Ms Christine Freethy, Dr Donalda Halabuza, Dr Daniel Kikulwe, Dr Lise Milne, Ms Latoya Reid, Dr Raven Sinclair, Ms Karen Wasylenka, and Ms Angela Yung. The Committee was supported in its work by Nancy Kazeil of Human Resources and Bryanna Butz of the Provost's Office.


Dean of Kinesiology and Health Studies (1 July 2020 - 30 June 2025)

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Following a review conducted according to the provisions of University policy on out-of-scope academic administrative appointments, Dr Harold Riemer has been appointed to a second five-year term as Dean of Kinesiology and Health Studies effective 1 July 2020.

Originally from Edmonton, Dr Riemer is an alumnus of the University of Alberta and Eastern Washington University. He earned his PhD from the Ohio State University in 1995. He spent time as a faculty member at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and the University of Texas (Austin) prior to accepting a faculty position at the University of Regina in 1999.

His research and teaching interests concern leadership and group dynamics in athletic/coaching contexts as well as the development of instruments to measure related constructs.

Harold very much enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate students and has supervised, co-supervised, or been a committee member for four PhD and sixteen master's students. He has worked locally, nationally, and internationally with sport governing bodies in an advisory capacity and currently sits on the Board of Active Saskatchewan.

Prior to his current appointment as Dean, Harold served the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies as Graduate Coordinator (2002-2005), Director of the Survey Research Unit (2005-2013), Associate Dean (2005 - 2013), and Acting Dean (2013-2015).

Harold is married and has three adult children. He has a passion for mornings, walking, and bread making (and eating). He very much enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping, boating, fishing and hunting.

The Provost would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Reappointment Committee for their collegial work. They are Sarah Butchart, Doug Cripps, Barclay Dahlstrom, Sena Debia, Rebecca Genoe, Todd Johnson, Brenda Rossow-Kimball, Bevin Thompson, and Erin Tyson. The Committee was supported in its work by Kristina Untereiner of the Provost's Office.

Please join us in congratulating Harold on his appointment to a second term as Dean.