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Principal's Advisory Committee – Dean, Smith School of Business

On behalf of Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green announces the membership of the committee that will advise him on the deanship and the present state and prospects of the Smith School of Business.


  • Shamel Addas, Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Digital Technology
  • Chris Al-Jazzar, President, Student Executive Council, MBA Class of '21
  • Shawn S. Cooper, Managing Director, CEO and Board Advisory Partners, Russell Reynolds Associates, member of the Smith Advisory Board
  • Ann Deer, Indigenous Recruitment and Support Coordinator
  • Abdul-Aziz Garuba, Director, Cost Transformation, RBC Capital Markets, MBA alumni, member of University Council
  • Mark Green (Chair), Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)
  • Jeanette Hepburn, Executive Director, Development and Alumni Engagement, Smith
  • Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill, Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation)
  • Tracy Jenkin, Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Digital Technology, Management Analytics, Vector Institute Faculty Affiliate
  • Sebastian Monsalve, President, Smith Commerce Society
  • Laura Rees, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour
  • Stephanie Simpson, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion)
  • Lori Stewart (Secretary), Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic)
  • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs
  • Maryann Turcke, Executive Advisor of the National Football League, Chair of the Smith Advisory Board
  • Mark Walters, Dean, Faculty of Law
  • Michael Welker, Professor and Distinguished Professor of Accounting
  • Shahram Yousefi, Associate Dean, Corporate Relations and Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Principal Deane extends his thanks to the members of this committee for their willingness to serve, and to Interim Dean of Smith Brenda Brouwer for her ongoing leadership at Smith.