Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) News

Board approves integration of Office of Student Recruitment with Office of the Registrar

 

Memorial University is providing supports for students, faculty and staff affected by the U.S travel restrictions. Read more here.

 

 

Support for students and faculty affected by U.S. travel restrictions

 

In late 2016, Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic), requested recommendations from the university community for the appointment of five employees to the new Employment Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. Vice-Presidents Council has established the committee for the purpose of providing advice on matters relating to diversity, equity and inclusion in employment.  

Board approves senior appointments; VPR search set to begin

 

Memorial releases report on Aboriginal student experience

 

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) has initiated a review to assess the outcomes of the Teaching and Learning Framework and pave the way for a new framework. 

National award for outstanding service to international education

 

Memorial releases review of the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre

 

Review of Memorial's dean of engineering and applied science begins

 

Search committees established for leadership roles

 

Sheila Singleton, a longtime employee of Memorial University, will retire from her position as university registrar on Nov. 24, 2016.

New Faculty Orientation

Memorial welcomes new academic staff members at orientation session

 

Dr. Sean Cadigan

Dr. Sean Cadigan appointed associate vice-president (academic) programs, complement planning and development.

Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo

Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo appointed director of the Labrador Institute

A number of important academic leadership changes that will take place in the coming months were approved by the Board of Regents on June 8, 2016. 

Susan Cleyle

The search committee for the position of university librarian has completed its work and has recommended Susan Cleyle for the position. President Gary Kachanoski has accepted the recommendation and the Board of Regents approved the appointment on June 8, 2016. Ms. Cleyle will begin a five-year term effective Aug. 1, 2016.

Dr. Margaret Steele

The search committee for the dean of the Faculty of Medicine has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Margaret Steele for the position. President Gary Kachanoski has accepted the recommendation and the Board of Regents approved the appointment on June 8, 2016. Dr. Steele will begin a five-year term effective Aug. 15, 2016. 

 

The Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund are now accepting applications.

Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic), has established a search committee and finalized a position profile for the new role of associate vice-president (academic), programs, complement planning and development.

Dr. Surprenant

The search committee for the dean of the School of Graduate Studies has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Aimée Surprenant for the position.

Dr. Kirk Anderson

Dr. Kirk Anderson has been renewed for a second term as dean of the Faculty of Education effective Sept. 1, 2016.

Dr. Carlo Marra, dean of the School of Pharmacy, has accepted the role of dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He will remain in his role at Memorial until Aug. 1, 2016. 

The Search Committee for the Dean of the School of Music has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Ian Sutherland for the position.

The call for applications to the Teaching and Learning Framework St. John’s Campus Funding Competition 2016-2017 is open.

In advance of the 2016 provincial budget, Memorial has been asked by government to consider various cost-saving scenarios for discussion during this year’s budget process.

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.

 On September 22, 2015, Vice-Presidents Council approved a proposal for a revised policy Administrative Leave for Academic Administrators

Two academic leadership appointments were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting on Dec. 3, 2015.

At its meeting on Dec. 3, 2015, the Board of Regents approved a proposal to restructure the academic leadership team in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). 

Dr. Martha MacDonald has been appointed to serve as acting director of the Labrador Institute effective Nov. 23, 2015, until a permanent director is appointed. 

A search committee has been established for the role of director of the Labrador Institute.

 

The new Memorial University Award for Outstanding Self-directed Learning celebrates undergraduate students with the qualities and skills that enable them to manage their own learning and successfully undertake self-directed learning projects.

The search committee for the director of the Internationalization Office has completed its work and recommended Sonja Knutson for the position.

Memorial University’s Board of Regents has approved the university’s budget for 2015-16 as proposed by the administration. 

A search committee for a new dean of the School of Graduate Studies has been established.

An adjudication panel has been established to review applications to the Teaching and Learning Framework St. John’s Campus Funding Competition. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015.  

 

Provost

Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic), was installed as Memorial’s first female pro vice-chancellor during spring convocation May 26.

Dr. Noreen Golfman has been appointed Memorial's provost and vice-president (academic).

The new St. John’s Campus TLF Funding Competition will give the Memorial community on the St. John’s campus the resources needed to take their ideas and apply them in short-term (1-2 year maximum duration) projects and proof of concept initiatives.

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