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Gordon E. Smith appointed interim director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Queen’s University is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon E. Smith as interim director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts effective Sept. 1, 2022. Dr. Smith will also serve as chair of the Search Committee for the next director of the Isabel.

Dr. Smith, an ethnomusicologist in the Dan School of Drama and Music, has served in a number of administrative roles in the Faculty of Arts and Science, many of which intersect with the creative and performing arts. These include vice-dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science (2013-2021), interim dean (2016-2017), associate dean (2006-2012), and director of the School of Music (2003-2006). His current research examines music and intersectional cultural and social practices in Mi’kmaw communities in Cape Breton, specifically Eskasoni.

Dr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and PhD in musicology from the University of Toronto. He also received the ARCT diploma in piano performance.

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Teri Shearer offers her most sincere thanks to Tricia Baldwin for her nearly eight-year service as director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Further information on the search for the next director of the Isabel will be shared once available.