Dec. 12, 2002, Gazette
|Dr. Chet Jablonski
Dr. Chet Jablonski has been appointed dean
of Graduate Studies. The appointment was approved by Memorials Board
of Regents and is effective Jan. 1, 2003, for a five-year term.
Dr. Jablonski, currently interim dean, earned
a PhD in organometallic chemistry from the University of Calgary in 1972
and was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the University
of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario. A professor at Memorial
since 1975, he has served as deputy head of Memorials Department
of Chemistry, director of Memorials NMR Facility and associate dean
of Graduate Studies.
Among his many awards and distinctions, Dr. Jablonski is a fellow of the
Chemical Institute of Canada, received the Presidents Award for
Outstanding Research at Memorial in 1984, a National Research Council
Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1972 and a Fulbright Scholarship in 1967. He
is a member of the Canada Foundation for Innovation Expert Panel, the
Canadian Association of Graduate Schools Executive Committee, has chaired
the Chemistry-Physics NSERC PGS committee, and serves on numerous boards
and committees at Memorial.
Dr. Jablonski has demonstrated great initiative in ensuring development
of the Graduate Research Integrity Program, supporting an increase in
the size of the graduate student body, and sponsoring graduate recruitment
workshops for academic units. His experience as interim dean of Graduate
Studies has honed his capacities for consultative leadership across a
broad spectrum of priorities, said Dr. Evan Simpson, vice-president
(academic) at Memorial.
Dr. Jablonskis priorities will include increasing graduate student
enrollment and developing new innovative programming for the School of
Im very excited about the future of graduate studies at Memorial
and am delighted to be able to play a key role in developing both the
quantity and quality of our programs, said Dr. Jablonski. The rapidly
changing face of research funding, of faculty profiles, and the realization
of a knowledge-based economy in Canada, offer unprecedented opportunities
for Memorial students with postgraduate training.
Graduate Studies will be a cornerstone on which we can build on
Memorials success as a comprehensive university and I look forward
to working hard with my colleagues across this university to make quality
growth a reality.