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Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Dru Marshall

Dru Marshall joined the University of Calgary as provost and vice-president (academic) on August 1, 2011.

Prior to her appointment, Dru spent 30 years in a variety of influential and distinguished roles at the University of Alberta—most recently as deputy provost. She was an important member of the president’s executive team while at the University of Alberta and is regarded as one of Alberta’s most experienced academic leaders and administrators.

Dru has been well published as one of Canada’s most recognized and respected experts in the field of exercise physiology where she focused her research program on obesity in children.  Dru is also highly regarded for her work in the area of women in sport and physical activity, particularly as it relates to coaching and research.

Throughout her career, Dru has been involved at the highest level of amateur sport as a coach, trainer and physiologist. She has received “Coach of the Year” distinctions on multiple occasions from 3M Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada and athletic associations that include the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union and the Canadian West University Athletic Association. She has twice been recognized as one of the most influential women in sport in Canada by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).

Dru credits her coaching experience for helping shape in part her executive leadership style, where she has earned a reputation as a strong team leader, team builder and mentor.

New Provost arrives at a challenging time for the university
Calgary Herald, September 13, 2011.  More 

New Provost ready to hit the ground running
The University of Calgary’s new Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Dru Marshall, officially starts her new post. More

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