Nancy Wright appointed as AVP Academic Planning

Dr. Nancy Wright has been appointed as Associate Vice-President Academic Planning for a five year term beginning July 1, 2016, following the unanimous recommendation by the search committee and confirmation in a faculty ratification vote.

Wright holds a BA and MA from York University, and MPhil and PhD from Yale University. As an interdisciplinary scholar of literature, law and history, she has more than 25 years’ teaching, research and administrative experience in Canada, Australia and the United States. She has held visiting professorships at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Florida, and was also the recipient of a research fellowship in the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at UVic. In academic leadership, she held the positions of Head of School, Deputy Dean and Acting Dean at the University of Western Sydney, and Executive Dean of Arts at the University of Queensland, before moving back to Canada to take up a position as Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor.

The university community also extends its thanks to Dr. Katy Mateer for her many contributions and service to UVic in the role of Associate Vice-President Academic Planning over the past 10 years.


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