Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Betsy Donald, PhD
Betsy Donald

Effective August 1st, 2020, Dr. Betsy Donald joined the research portfolio for a three-year term as the Associate Vice-Principal (Research). Dr. Donald, Department of Geography and Planning, teaches, does research, and consults in the field of economic geography with a particular focus on innovation and regional economic development, urban planning and governance, and sustainable food systems. She has held previous administrative positions as Associate Head in the Department of Geography and Planning, and most recently as Associate Dean (School of Graduate Studies).

As Associate Vice-Principal (Research), Dr. Donald will contribute to the overall strategy and direction of the Research portfolio, working with the faculties, faculty members and the broader research community to enhance capacity for research and innovation across a wide variety of disciplines. In addition, she will serve as Queen’s SSHRC delegate, an important role in supporting Queen’s outstanding scholarship in the creative arts, humanities and social sciences.