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

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. 

In summer 2015 a search committee was established for the role of dean of the School of Graduate Studies. The work of the search committee is ongoing and expressions of interest will be received up to Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.

Dr. Kirk Anderson’s five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Education expires on August 31, 2016. Dr. Anderson has indicated that he wishes to be considered for reappointment for a second term. In accordance with the Procedures Governing the Appointment, Review, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Administrators, a review committee has been established.

This fall, according to the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) 2015-16 Preliminary Survey of Enrolments released in October, Memorial is home to the largest number of graduate students among universities in Atlantic Canada.

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

 

The fall 2015 semester at Memorial University is in full swing and enrolment figures are in. There are 18,413 students enrolled at Memorial’s campuses. Graduate enrolment continues to increase and undergraduate enrolment has remained steady as expected

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.

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

Dr. Dale Foster has been appointed dean pro tempore of the Faculty of Business Administration effective Oct. 1, 2015, until Dec. 31, 2015.

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.

The search for a new dean of the Faculty of Medicine that was postponed pending the appointment of a permanent provost and vice-president (academic) has resumed.

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.

Memorial University of Newfoundland has released the Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020, a plan with specific recommendations to guide the university in the implementation of a wide range of ambitious international and intercultural initiatives over the next several years.

Senior academic leaders, faculty, staff, students and administrators gathered on Jan. 23 to discuss undergraduate enrolment planning for the St. John’s campus as part of the implementation of Enrolment Plan 2020, a plan that will guide Memorial towards the achievement of enrolments targets while focusing on the quality of the student experience. 

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents’ Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund. Proposals for both applications must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

Rex Coffin has been appointed director, Ancillary Operations, and Bruce Belbin has been appointed director, Student Residences.

The new Chairs in Teaching and Learning program will provide a faculty-level structure to promote new initiatives in teaching and learning

At the December 4, 2014 meeting of the Board of Regents, a proposal for the implementation of phases two and three of the realignment of the Deputy Provost (Students) portfolio was approved. Read more....

Dr Gaudine

Dr. Alice Gaudine has been appointed dean of Memorial University’s School of Nursing, effective Dec. 5, 2014, for a five-year term.

 

Memorial University has launched its 2014 research report, which features the extraordinary and impactful work of Memorial students and researchers.

Memorial is moving toward a more sustainable model of co-operative education which will use resources in more effective and efficient ways than the previous model.

 

Dr. Wilfred Zerbe has been renewed as dean of the Faculty of Business Administration for a second five-year term, effective January 2015.

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