Dean and Vice-Provost (Graduate Studies)

Dr.  Robin Yates, PhD

After serving in an interim position, Dr. Yates was appointed dean and vice-provost (graduate studies) at UCalgary effective Feb. 1, 2020.

In 2003, after practising as a veterinarian in Australia, Dr. Yates received a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship to pursue his PhD at Cornell University, which he completed in 2006. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical science at Cornell. He earned a Master of Tertiary Education Management from the University of Melbourne in 2015, as well as a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Queensland in Australia. 

Yates is currently senior associate dean of graduate studies at UCalgary, where he leads a team focused on graduate student affairs. He joined the university as a faculty member in 2008 with a joint appointment to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Cumming School of Medicine, where he currently leads a research group in the field of immunology. Yates has also received numerous academic awards and achievements including most recently, the UCVM Award for Research Excellence from UCalgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.


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