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Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement)


Update 8

February 26, 2021


The search for an Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement) has concluded successfully. For details, please click here.

 


Update 7

January 27, 2021


The AVP (Indigenous Engagement) Search Advisory Committee, is extending the viewing period of the Candidates' Public Presentations. These recorded presentations will be available for viewing until Noon Friday, January 29, and the links are as follows:

Candidate #1 Public Presentation: January 21, 2021

Candidate #2 Public Presentation: January 25, 2021

We would also invite your input on these two candidates. All input received will be anonymized and collated for review by the Committee as it evaluates the candidates.

Please send that input no later than 4:00 pm on Friday January 29 to bryanna.butz@uregina.ca.

Thank you very much for taking the time to view our candidates' presentations and to provide your input on the suitability of these candidates for the role of AVP (Indigenous Engagement).

 


Update 6

January 15, 2021


The Search Advisory Committee is pleased to notify you of the public events scheduled for the two candidates for the position of Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement). An individual biography and curriculum vitae will be posted at 8:00 am the day before each candidates' visit and during the two days of their virtual meetings.

Please continue to check this webpage for updates, zoom details and links to the biography, CV and public presentation recordings.

Members of the campus community are invited to attend these events and provide their feedback in confidence to Bryanna.Butz@uregina.ca. We ask that feedback is provided by 4:00 pm Friday January 29, 2021.

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Candidate # 1

This virtual campus visit, formal interview, public presentation and various other activities, will take place on Thursday January 21 and Friday January 22.

Candidate #1 Biography and CV will become available for viewing at 8:00 am on Wednesday January 20, through to 4:30 pm, Friday January 22.

Candidate #1 Public Presentation will take place on Thursday January 21, 2021 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm.
This Public Presentation is open to University faculty, staff, students and external stakeholders and will be recorded for those unable to attend the live session. We recognize and understand that you may have other obligations that conflict with the time of this candidate's public presentation, consequently this recording will be made available for three days following their presentation (Friday January 22 to Sunday January 24).

Zoom Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.


Candidate # 2

This virtual campus visit, formal interview, public presentation and various other activities, will take place on Monday January 25 and Tuesday January 26.

Candidate #2 Biography and CV will become available for viewing at 8:00 am on Sunday January 24 through until 4:30 pm Tuesday January 26.

Candidate #2 Public Presentation will take place on Monday January 25, 2021 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm.
This Public Presentation is open to University faculty, staff, students and external stakeholders and will be recorded for those unable to attend the live session. We recognize and understand that you may have other obligations that conflict with the time of this candidate's public presentation, consequently this recording will be made available for three days following their presentation (Tuesday January 26 to Thursday January 28).

Zoom Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

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The Provost’s Office wishes to thank members of the Search Advisory Committee (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) for their work on the search thus far. The Provost would also like to thank Nancy Kazeil of Human Resources and Bryanna Butz of the Provost’s Office for their key contributions to the search process to date.


Update 5

January 12, 2021


Dear Members of the Campus Community:

We would like to inform you that Candidate #3 withdrew their name for consideration of the AVP (IE) position. In consultation with members of the Search Advisory Committee, we will continue with the two remaining applicants.

Details regarding our candidates' virtual campus visitswill be provided to you in the next week.

Sincerely,

david Gregory, PhD
Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Chair of the AVP (Indigenous Engagement) Search Advisory Committee


Update 4

December 23, 2020


The Search Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the names of the three candidates shortlisted for the position of Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement).

Arrangements are now being made to invite these candidates to virtually participate in formal interviews, presentations, and virtual social gatherings. Following these virtual visits, the Search Advisory Committee will seek input on these candidates from our internal and external community members and stakeholders.

A further update will be posted when candidates' itineraries have been confirmed.


Update 3

December 7, 2020



The Search Advisory Committee has completed its review of applications for the position of Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement) and has identified several candidates with whom it wishes to have initial conversations. These conversations are now being scheduled.

Once those initial conversations are complete, the Committee will identify a shortlist of candidates it wishes to engage in the formal interview process, virtually.

A further update on the Search Advisory Committee's work will follow in the coming weeks.


Update 2

November 10, 2020



The AVP (Indigenous Engagement) Search Advisory Committee met for the second time on Thursday, November 5. The Committee has finalized the position description which is available for viewing here. Anyone interested in applying can do so here. The Search Advisory Committee will commence review of applications at their next scheduled meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

This position is now being posted and circulated nationally to a variety of mailing lists, academic publications, and other recruitment venues.  Colleagues, you are invited to send Bryanna Butz (bryanna.butz@uregina.ca) the names and email addresses of individuals who may be suitable candidates for the Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement) position.  The Provost will reach out to these individuals directly.

 


Update 1

September 18, 2020

 

Dear members of the University community,

We have begun the search for an Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement), at the University of Regina in accordance with the University policy on out-of-scope academic administrative appointments. This position is a reconfiguration of the existing Executive Lead Indigenization position that was recently vacated.

On 10 August 2020, I met with and consulted members of the ta-tawâw Student Centre, Indigenous Advisory Circle, Reconciliation Action Committee and the Office of Indigenization to discuss the intent of the AVP (Indigenous Engagement) position, the timelines and national scope of the search, and finally, I sought advice on the composition of the Search Advisory Committee. I am pleased to confirm with you the members of the Search Advisory Committee and the following timeline:

Composition of the Search Advisory Committee (SAC)

  • Mr Dustin Brass, Indigenous Advisory Circle representative
  • Dr Michelle Coupal, Faculty representative
  • Dr Sherry Farrell-Racette, Faculty representative
  • Ms Merelda Fiddler, graduate student representative
  • Ms Misty Longman, ta-tawâw Student Centre representative
  • Mr Geordy McCaffrey, Gabriel Dumont Institute representative
  • Dr Jérôme Melançon, Reconciliation Action Committee representative
  • Life Speaker, Mr Dennis Omeasoo
  • Dr Cathy Rocke, Deans' Council representative
  • Ms Pheonix Sparvier, CUPE member and Office of Indigenization representative
  • Mr Jason Wong, First Nations University of Canada representative


The Committee is chaired by the Interim Provost and supported in its work Ms Nancy Kazeil (Human Resources) and Ms Bryanna Butz (Provost's Office).

Tentative search timeline

  • By 8 September: Search Advisory Committee (SAC) in place
  • By 30 September: First meeting of SAC held; position description finalized
  • By 16 October: National advertising under way; position description circulated electronically
  • By 23 November: SAC begins review of applications, establishes long list
  • By 30 November: SAC establishes medium list
  • By 4 December: SAC establishes short list; candidates are contacted and arrangements for virtual campus visits and interviews are conducted
  • Weeks of 7 and 14 December: Interviews and “virtual campus visits” for shortlisted candidates
  • By 21 December: SAC makes recommendation regarding preferred candidate; negotiations with preferred candidate commence
  • By 8 January 2021: Announcement of new AVP IE, with appointment to take effect on 1 July 2021 or as soon thereafter as possible

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I am confident in the wide representation of this Committee and am thankful for their willingness to participate in this search process. Updates on the search can be found on the Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement) webpage.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Bryanna Butz (bryanna.butz@uregina.ca) or myself (provost@uregina.ca).

Sincerely,

david Gregory
Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Chair of the AVP (Indigenous Engagement) Search Advisory Committee