New and incoming deans

Human and Social Development, Social Sciences, Engineering

UVic is excited to welcome several new deans this year.

In January, Helga Hallgrímsdóttir began her five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Development. Hallgrímsdóttir is a historical comparative sociologist and professor in the School of Public Administration. Prior to her appointment as dean, she was Acting Director of UVic’s School of Child and Youth Care.

Starting in July, two experienced leaders will join the UVic community to start their five-year terms as deans. Lois Harder has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Mina Hoorfar the Dean of Engineering. Harder is a political scientist and current principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta. Hoorfer is a mechanical engineer and current director of the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan.

More dean searches are underway, including in the Faculties of Fine Arts, Humanities and Graduate Studies. A list of academic administrators can be found on the VPAC website.


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Keywords: administrative

People: Helga Hallgrímsdóttir, Lois Harder, Mina Hoorfar

Publication: The Ring

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