Brenda Brouwer began a two-year term as Interim Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on June 1, 2010.
In this position, Dr. Brouwer oversees the Graduate School with a strong emphasis on increasing the profile of graduate studies, expanding graduate programs and supporting graduate students. In addition, Dr. Brouwer plays a leadership role in fostering and enabling success of interdisciplinary graduate programs at Queen’s.
Dr. Brouwer joined Queen’s in 1990 after completing her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. She holds a B.Sc. in Kinesiology (University of Waterloo) and an M.Sc in biomechanics (McGill University).
She has served as an associate dean in the School of Graduate Studies since 2005 and is a professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy with cross appointments to the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and to the Centre for Neuroscience.
Dr. Brouwer maintains an active, externally funded research program focused primarily on quantifying the biomechanical, neuromuscular and metabolic demands of mobility in healthy aging and stroke.