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Brenda Brouwer, PhD.
Vice Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Queen’s University

As Vice-Provost and Dean, Dr. Brouwer promotes and supports the graduate mission of the university, providing both academic and administrative leadership. She represents the interests and needs of graduate programs and graduate students and collaborates with faculty deans, and graduate coordinators to develop and support excellence in all aspects of graduate education including academic training and professional development. The expansion of graduate credentials, enrolment management, maintenance of high academic standards, and the establishment of policies and best practices that support graduate students academically and financially are part of her portfolio.

Dr. Brouwer joined Queen’s in 1990 after completing her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. She holds a BSc. in Kinesiology (University of Waterloo) and an MSc in Biomechanics (McGill University). She served as an Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies from 2005 to 2010 before moving into the role of Vice-Provost and Dean. She maintains an externally funded research program focused primarily on quantifying the biomechanical, neuromuscular and metabolic demands of mobility in healthy aging and stroke. She has supervised over 32 research master’s and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in the area of disordered movement control and physical function.