Associate V-P and Dean of Graduate Studies heading west
Janice Deakin, Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Queen’s School of Graduate Studies, is the University of Western Ontario’s new Provost and Vice-President (Academic) as of August 1.
Dr. Deakin has three degrees from Queen’s and has spent her entire working career here.
“After 24 years, this was a difficult decision,” says Dr. Deakin. “As I look forward to meeting new colleagues and embracing the opportunities and the challenges that await me at Western, I will think often and fondly of everyone who has made my time at Queen’s truly remarkable.”
Dr. Deakin is also a professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and a former director of the School. She is one of Canada’s foremost researchers in evaluating what leads to expert sport performance.
“On behalf of Queen’s, I want to thank Janice for her significant contributions to this university," says Principal Daniel Woolf. “I have enjoyed working with her this year on a variety of subjects, and have especially appreciated her assistance on government relations with respect to graduate matters. Her wide experience makes her an ideal choice for Western, an institution very similar to Queen’s in many ways.”
An interim successor will be appointed while a full search process is conducted.