Dean of Education


Update 5

November 21, 2022

 

Dear members of the campus community:

After a discussion with the Committee, the membership of the Dean of Education Search Advisory Committee has changed.

Prior to any Committee deliberations regarding the shortlisted candidates, Dr. Christine Massing took leave from the Committee. In consultation with the Committee and Human Resources, and with time constraints in mind, a replacement for Dr. Massing will not be sought at this stage of the search process.

On behalf of the Search Committee members, I want to acknowledge and thank Dr. Massing for her contributions to the Search Committee.

 

Sincerely,

david Gregory, PhD
Provost & Vice-President (Academic)
Chair, Dean of Education Search Advisory Committee

 


Update 4

November 4, 2022

 
Dear members of the campus community:
 
The Search Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the names of the three candidates shortlisted for the position of Dean, Faculty of Education.
 
Arrangements are now being made to bring these candidates to have these candidates participate in a formal interview, public presentation, stakeholder meetings, and social gatherings with faculty, staff and students. Following these visits, the Search Advisory Committee will seek input on these candidates from our internal and external community members and stakeholders.
 
The dates of these campus visits are as follows:
  • Monday November 28: Dr. James Nahachewsky, Associate Professor; Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs (2017-2021), University of Victoria
  • Thursday December 1: Dr. Pamela Osmond-Johnson, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Student Services and Undergraduate Programs, University of Regina
  • Monday December 5: Dr. Sarah Twomey, Professor and Dean of Education (2018-2022), St. Mary's University
 
Public Presentation Information
 
The Search Advisory Committee is pleased to invite Phone dial-in options to attend the Public Presentations in the Faculty of Education Teacher's Preparatory Centre (ED 228) or via Zoom, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. on the dates listed above.
 
We recognize and understand that you may have other obligations that conflict with the time of the public presentations; consequently,
a recording will be made available for period of one week once all campus visits and presentations are complete.
 
To provide confidential feedback on the candidate presentations, please email ea.provost@uregina.ca before 4:30 p.m. on December 13, 2022.
 
Candidate #1: Dr. James Nahachewsky
This campus visit, formal interview, public presentation and various other activities will take place on Monday November 28, 2022.

Public Presentation:
Date: Monday November 28, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: ED 228, Teacher's Preparatory Centre
or Zoom (link emailed to campus)
 
 
Candidate #2: Dr. Pamela Osmond-Johnson
This campus visit, formal interview, public presentation and various other activities will take place on Thursday December 1, 2022.

Public Presentation:
Date: Thursday December 1, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: ED 228, Teacher's Preparatory Centre
or Zoom (link emailed to campus)
 
 
Candidate #3: Dr. Sarah Twomey
This campus visit, formal interview, public presentation and various other activities will take place on Monday December 5, 2022.

Public Presentation:
Date: Monday December 5, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: ED 228, Teacher's Preparatory Centre
or Zoom (link emailed to campus)
 
A copy of the candidate CVs can be viewed on the Executive Offices UR Source website from now until December 13.
 
 
As further details of these visits are confirmed (social gatherings, etc.) we will share the information with you. Please refer to our search webpage for updates.
 
Sincerely,
 
david Gregory, PhD
Provost & Vice-President (Academic)
Chair of the Dean of Education Search Advisory Committee

 


Update 3

October 3, 2022

 

Please be advised that the Dean of Education Search Advisory Committee membership has been revised in response to the disclosure of new information; we welcome Ian Krips to the Committee as the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation representative in replacement of previous member Bobbi Taillefer.

On behalf of the Search Committee members, I want to acknowledge and thank Bobbi Taillefer for her contributions to the Search Committee.

david Gregory

Interim Provost & Vice-President (Academic)


Update 2

September 9, 2022

 

Dear Members of the Campus Community,

The Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of Education search has completed the position description/appointment details and we have posted the advertisement live on our University of Regina Careers Website. This position is being posted and circulated nationally and internationally through various recruitment venues. If you have the names and contact information of possible candidates, please send this information to Angela Leader (ea.provost@uregina.ca) and we will reach out to those individuals directly.

We are pleased to announce that Leaders International Executive Search has been awarded the contract to assist the University of Regina and the Education SAC in completing the search for a new Dean, and the position is now posted to their website.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in mid-October, and further updates will follow.  Please refer to this Search Webpage for all updates.

Sincerely,

david Gregory

Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

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Update 1

August 17, 2022

 

Dear Members of the Campus Community,
 
Dr. Jerome Cranston has announced that he will complete his term as Dean on June 30, 2023.
We have begun the search for a new Dean of Education at the University of Regina in accordance
with the University policy on out-of-scope academic administrative appointments, which is available     
 
On May 13, 2022 I met with and consulted members of the Faculty of Education to discuss the
position, timelines and scope of the search; I also sought advice on the composition of the
Search Advisory Committee (SAC).  I am pleased to confirm with you the members of the Search
Advisory Committee, as well as the following tentative timeline:
 
  • Academic staff members: Dr. Michael Cappello, Dr. Jenn de Lugt, Dr. Christine Massing,
  • Claire St. Cyr-Power, and Dr. Donna Swapp
  • Elder: Alma Poitras
  • Undergraduate student: Jayden Tokar-Katz
  • Graduate student: Amanda Matebekwane
  • CUPE member: Shauna Beylefeld
  • APT member: Rochelle Fenwick
  • Saskatchewan Teacher's Federation representative: Bobbi Taillefer
  • Dean's Council member: Dr. Harold Riemer
I will fulfill the role of Chair, and the Committee will also be supported in its work by an executive
search firm, Angela Leader in the Provost's office and Nancy Kazeil of Human Resources.
 
Tentative Search Timeline (subject to change):
  • July 1: SAC in place;
  • August 22: First meeting of the SAC held;
  • By September 5: Advertising under way (provincial, national and international);
  • By October 31: SAC establishes a short list of candidates;
  • Weeks of November 28 & December 5: Interviews and campus visits (COVID permitting);
  • By January 30: SAC makes a recommendation regarding preferred candidate to the Provost; Provost makes recommendation to President; negotiations with preferred candidate commence;
  • By February 1: Announcement of the new Dean.
 
I am confident in the wide representation of this committee and am thankful for their willingness to participate in this search process.  Updates will also be communicated via our search website.  
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Angela Leader in my office at ea.provost@uregina.ca.
 
Sincerely,
 
david Gregory
Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)