Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs


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Ann Tierney 

Vice-Provost and Dean of Student AffairsAnn Tierney

Ann was appointed Associate Vice Principal and Dean of Student Affairs at Queen’s in July 2011. In October 2011, the position title was changed to Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. As such, Ann is responsible for a comprehensive range of services to support undergraduate and graduate students from first year through to graduation.

The departments of Student Affairs include academic learning support, the Office of the University Registrar, Student Wellness Services, Housing and Ancillary Services, Athletics and Recreation, Career Services, the Ban Righ Centre, the Queen's University International Centre, and the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre. Within these departments is a wide range of programs and services to promote student development and learning, enhance the student experience at Queen’s, and contribute to the creation of an environment for student success and student engagement in academic pursuits and the co-curricular life of the university.

Ann returned to Queen’s to take up this post, as she graduated from the Queen’s Faculty of Law in 1989 and worked there from 1997 to 2003. Ann then went to Carleton University where she served as Dean of Students and then Associate Vice-President, Student and Academic Support Services from 2003 to 2007. In 2007 Ann joined the University of Calgary as Vice Provost (Students) where she worked until July of 2011.

Ann's list of accomplishments in these roles includes the establishment of Carleton's First-Year Experience Office, improvement of the university's orientation program for new students and their families, development of a peer mentoring program, and the establishment of offices for career development and cooperative education. She also developed a strategy to increase support for international students. At the University of Calgary, Ann established the Student Success Centre, the University’s first renewable scholarship program, the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, a comprehensive student leadership and mentoring program and was instrumental in increasing the University’s application and student retention rates.

Ann is a lawyer by training and practiced in Toronto and Kingston for several years. Ann holds her Master of Public Administration (2003) from Queen's University's School of Policy Studies. She earned her Bachelor of Law from Queen's in 1989 and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Carleton in 1986. 


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Telephone: (613) 533-6944