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Dr J Hugh Horton VPED BISCLooking to the future

The task of driving the BISC forward, implementing its strategic vision and ensuring many more students will be wearing BISC scarves for years to come, has been given to Dr. J Hugh Horton. He has been appointed as BISC Vice-Provost and Executive Director, for a five-year term effective July 1, 2017, based at the Castle.

Dr. Horton is a Professor of Chemistry and most recently served as the Interim Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) at Queen's University. Over the past seven years, he has held several leadership positions within the faculty, including Associate Dean (Studies) and Associate Dean (International).

The stakeholders he met throughout the selection process were impressed with his academic and leadership record, his deep understanding of both the BISC and Queen's, and his international experience. Provost and Vice Principal Benoit-Antoine Bacon said of Hugh’s appointment, “He brings to the role tremendous personal integrity, conscientiousness and commitment to the continued success of the BISC. Dr. Horton will work with the current management team, who will continue in their respective roles, towards building on their remarkable accomplishments over the past few years.”


The Bader International Study Centre (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
The BISC supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (BISC). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

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