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Interim Associate Vice-Principal (International) and Interim Vice-Provost and University Librarian announced

Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Tom Harris has announced the appointment of Jill Scott as Interim Associate Vice-Principal (International), and the appointment of Michael Vandenburg as Interim Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian.

Jill ScottInterim Associate Vice-Principal (International)

Jill Scott has led the international portfolio over the last few months, and her interim appointment, effective until Dec. 31, 2019, will ensure that the Associate Vice-Principal (International) Office has consistent leadership until a search can be launched under the direction of Patrick Deane when he arrives at Queen’s as the university’s 21st principal. Dr. Scott will retain her duties as Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) throughout her interim appointment.

The international portfolio will benefit from Dr. Scott’s proven leadership experience, including her oversight of university-wide initiatives such as the development of Queen’s University Learning Outcomes Framework, classroom renewal, and Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force.

Michael VandenburgInterim Vice-Provost and University Librarian

Michael Vandenburg will begin his one-year appointment on July 1, 2019, when Martha Whitehead steps down from her role as Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian.  Vandenburg has served as Queen’s Associate University Librarian since 2012, working closely with members of the library’s senior administrative team to guide strategic priorities, organizational change, and the allocation and management of library resources in support of university goals.

He played a key role in developing the library’s Information Resources Strategy and represented Queen’s in work with the Ontario Council of University Libraries to implement a shared library services platform for 13 Ontario libraries, improving management and access to library resources for the Queen’s community. Vandenburg also worked with consortial partners to develop services and infrastructure to increase our capacity to support research data management here at Queen’s, and at the provincial and national level. Sandra Morden will serve as Acting Associate University Librarian until June 30, 2020.