Deakin heads to Western

Dean of the School of Graduate Studies begins five-year term Aug. 1

Thursday, April 29 - 3:15 p.m.

After 24 years at Queen’s, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies Janice Deakin is leaving to become the University of Western Ontario’s new provost and vice-president (academic.)
Deakin’s five-year appointment begins Aug. 1.

She is Queen’s second top administrator to leave this year to assume a role at another university.

Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane will become McMaster University’s president on July 1.

Deakin holds three degrees from Queen’s in education, psychology and physical education. She teaches in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, where she was also a former director.

Deakin co-authored an athletics review former principal Karen Hitchcock commissioned in 2007. She was inducted into the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame on May 4, 2007.

Principal Daniel Woolf told the Queen’s News Centre an interim graduate studies dean will be appointed while a search process is conducted.

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