Vice-Provost (International) term extended
August 31, 2022
Principal Patrick Deane and Provost Teri Shearer are pleased to announce that Sandra den Otter’s appointment as Vice-Provost (International) has been extended to June 30, 2024.
Throughout her tenure as Vice-Provost (International), Dr. den Otter has advanced Queen’s international strategic priorities and is currently leading the development of the university’s new global engagement strategy. Dr. den Otter also played a leading role in managing the university’s international partnerships throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and worked with colleagues across the university and with government stakeholders to ensure international students could safely travel to Kingston to continue their studies.
As Vice-Provost (International), Dr. den Otter will continue to work closely with Principal Deane, Provost Shearer, and other members of Queen’s leadership team to implement a strategy to enhance Queen's positive global impact in teaching and learning, and research and discovery. The strategy will focus on equitable global partnerships and equity, diversity, and inclusion more broadly – identifying how global engagement can help Queen's create an environment where everyone can thrive.
Dr. den Otter’s research focuses on the history of Britain and the world in the 18th to 20th centuries, with particular expertise in the history of ideas of social welfare and inequality, and colonial law and cultures. Following doctoral studies in the Faculty of Modern History at the University of Oxford, Dr. den Otter held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University. She has also held a research fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge. She is the co-editor of the Journal of British Studies (Cambridge University Press), the premier journal for scholars of British history in North America.