June 16, 2017

Leslie Reid appointed interim Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)

A message from Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dru Marshall

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie Reid as the interim Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), effective July 1, 2017. She has agreed to serve in this important transitional role until June 30, 2018, when we anticipate a new Vice-Provost will be in place.

Leslie is the associate dean, teaching and learning, in the Faculty of Science, a role she has held since 2012. She has been with the University of Calgary since 2001, where she started as a graduate teaching fellow in the Department of Geoscience. Leslie played a leadership role in the development of the Eyes High 2017-2022 strategic direction, acting as co-chair of the Oversight Committee since 2016.

She has been awarded an Excellence in Educational Leadership Award from the University of Calgary, is a member of the Taylor Institute Teaching Academy and was a 3M National Teaching Fellow in 2011, the most prestigious teaching award in Canada. Leslie holds a BSc (with honours, Geology) from the University of Ottawa, and a MSc (structural geology) and PhD from the University of Calgary. Leslie is an accomplished leader and has made exceptional contributions to teaching and learning during her tenure at the University of Calgary.

As many of our community know, Lynn Taylor, inaugural Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) is retiring from her position, as of June 30, 2017. Lynn has played an incredible role in our campus and across the post-secondary sector as a leader in teaching and learning practices and pedagogy. She has changed the way we view teaching and learning on campus and is leaving a remarkable legacy. It was a great pleasure to honour Lynn with the Order of the University of Calgary at convocation last week. I would like to thank Lynn for her tireless dedication and commitment to the betterment of our institution and to the lives of our students, faculty and staff.

The search for the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) is well underway. Thank you to the advisory committee for their ongoing commitment to the search and selection process.

Please join me in thanking Leslie Reid for assuming this leadership role during this time. A plan for how the Faculty of Science will be moving forward on this key portfolio in the Dean’s office will be announced by the dean shortly.

Dru Marshall
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)