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Dean: Faculty of Science

Meet Dr. Douglas Farenick.

The Dean provides leadership and vision to the Faculty of Science, liasing with senior management at the University, and working closely with Department Heads and faculty members to ensure Science is moving forward in a good way. The current Dean, Dr. Douglas Farenick, is a mathematician and alumnus of the University who is serving his second term as Dean.

Douglas Farenick

Associate Dean: Academic

Meet Dr. Richard Manzon.

This role provides strategic leadership in the Faculty of Science on matters pertaining to academic programs at the undergraduate level, undergraduate admission standards, and undergraduate academic misconduct. Biologist Dr. Richard Manzon is the current Associate Dean: Academic. Dr. Manzon’s research examines how fish and other vertebrates respond to changes in their internal and external environments, with a focus on physiology and development.

Richard Manzon

Associate Dean: Research

Meet Dr. Tanya Dahms.

This Associate Dean provides strategic leadership in the Faculty of Science on matters pertaining to research in general, academic programs at the graduate level, graduate students, research funding, research policies, and laboratory safety. Dr. Tanya Dahms is the current Associate Dean: Research. Her research investigates microbial responses to external stimuli, including mechanisms associated with carbohydrate remodeling.

Tanya Dahms

Associate Dean: Student Experience and Engagement

Meet Dr. Mel Hart.

This position provides strategic leadership in the areas of student recruitment, student success, and scholarly awards. Dr. Mel Hart is the current Associate Dean: Student experience and engagement. Dr. Hart joined the University in 2015 as a biology lab instructor, whose focus is on ecology and animal physiology, particularly related to insects.

Mel Hart

Faculty Administrator

Meet Vincent Ignatiuk.

The Faculty Administrator is responsible for developing, establishing and managing an efficient and effective administrative, technical and applied scientific staff complement that will support the teaching, research and service activities of Science. 

Vincent Ignatiuk