Dr. Margaret Steele, Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

The provost and vice-president (academic) is the chief academic officer of Memorial University, responsible for overseeing all academic matters and ensuring that the university’s planning and budgets align with Memorial’s academic and strategic priorities. 

The provost reports directly to the president, is a voting member of the university’s Board of Regents, and is deputy chair of the university Senate.

The provost oversees the portfolio of the vice provost (equity, diversity, and inclusion), as well as the portfolios of the associate vice-presidents (academic) for students and graduate studies.

Dr. Margaret Steele became Memorial’s interim provost, vice-president (academic), and pro vice-chancellor on March 28, 2022.

Dr. Margaret Steele’s career spans nearly 30 years as a distinguished leader in child and adolescent psychiatry and includes experience at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario and, since 2016, the dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has been a full professor of psychiatry since 2008.

She has been president of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, president of the Association of Professors in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

She is currently the chair-elect of the Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada board and will become chair in April 2022. She was appointed Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Deans Fellowship Committee effective May, 2021.