Search for Dean and Vice Provost (Graduate Studies)

Search Update - March 28, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tara Beattie has been appointed Dean and Vice Provost (Graduate Studies) effective April 1st, 2024. Read the full announcement here



The University of Calgary has commenced the search for a new Dean and Vice Provost (Graduate Studies). This process is outlined in the University of Calgary Procedure for the Appointment and Reappointment of Deans.

The advisory selection committee is in the process of being struck and the committee members will be listed further down on this page. For information on the composition of the advisory search committee please see Procedure for the Appointment and Reappointment of Deans Appendix 1.



Dean and Vice Provost (Graduate Studies)

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean and Vice-Provost (Graduate Studies) will drive an institutional priority that further enhances the University’s graduate education portfolio.  They will collaborate with a dedicated team to build on best-in-class successes already achieved at the University of Calgary. Working across the University’s academic and administrative portfolios, the Dean and Vice Provost will lead the identification and implementation of the next wave of innovative approaches of advanced post-secondary education. 

The Dean and Vice-Provost will solidify the University of Calgary’s reputation as a global hub of innovation.  They will assure that our graduate students advance the University’s research mission while ensuring that graduate supervision is professional, ethical and productive.  The Dean and Vice Provost will advance our passionate graduate learning community as a centre of excellence for embedding strong communication and leadership skills development alongside core subject learning.  

The full job advertisement will be posted here once finalized. 

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  1. Chair

    Penny Werthner

  2. VP (Research) Designate

    Susan Skone

  3. Tenured Academic Staff

    Dorothy Badry

  4. Tenured Academic Staff

    Michelle Drefs

  5. Tenured Academic Staff

    Siu Ming Kwok

  6. TUCFA Representative

    Trevor Tombe

  7. Decanal Representative

    Ian Holloway

  8. MaPS Representative

    Catherine McLeod

  9. AUPE Representative

    Robin Hawes

  10. SU Representative

    Arlington Antonio Santiago

  11. GSA Representative

    James Steele

  12. GFC Representative

    Melanie Noel

  13. GFC Representative

    Michael Kallos

Search Consultant

We seek your advice as we search for a new Dean and Vice Provost (Graduate Studies). All responses will be kept confidential. 

Janet Soles & Associates is the firm supporting the search. Please contact their consultants directly with your questions, applications or nominations.

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