Thanking our outgoing senior academic leaders

June 15, 2022 by A&S News

As the year comes to a close, several academic leaders are completing their terms as chairs and directors across various units in the Faculty of Arts & Science. They have provided tremendous leadership and the Faculty wishes to thank them for their service to our community.

“I am incredibly grateful to all of our academic leaders for their commitment to A&S, particularly with the challenges we have faced during this pandemic,” says Dean Melanie Woodin. 

“You have made it your priority to identify and implement the best ways of ensuring our students have the academic experience they deserve. To all those stepping down, thank you for your dedication to your students, faculty, and staff and for the support and guidance you have provided.”

Academic leadership fulfills a complex and critical role for the University, directly supporting our institution’s research and teaching mission. Both the Faculty and the University are deeply indebted to them.

Outgoing Senior Academic Leaders

  • Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Acting Chair, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Nikki Cesare Schotzko, Interim Director, Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Marsha Chechik, Chair, Computer Science
  • Radu Craiu, Chair, Statistical Sciences
  • Paul Downes, Interim Tri-Campus Graduate Chair, English
  • Alex Edwards, Interim Director, Rotman Commerce Program
  • Randall Hansen, Director, Centre for European, Russian & Eurasian Studies
  • Timothy Harrison, Chair, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Thomas Keymer, Interim Chair, English
  • Carl Knappett, Chair, Art History
  • Taras Koznarsky, Interim Chair, Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • John Magee, Director, Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Mark McGowan, Interim Principal, St. Michael's College
  • Nakanyike Musisi, Acting Chair, History
  • Frank Reid, Acting Director, Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources
  • Markus Schafer, Acting Tri-Campus Graduate Chair, Sociology
  • Stephen Wright, Chair, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology