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Dr. Greg Smith appointed Vice-Provost (Academic Planning and Programs)

March 23, 2022 — 

An accomplished administrator, professor and scholar, Dr. Greg Smith has been appointed Vice-Provost (Academic Planning and Programs) effective April 1, 2022. A professor in the Faculty of Arts’ Department of History, Dr. Smith currently serves as the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Curriculum, Space, Internationalization).

“Dr. Smith is an outstanding professor, scholar and academic administrator and through his collaborative and student-centered approach, I trust that the University will be greatly enhanced by his appointment as Vice-Provost (Academic Planning and Programs),” says Diane Hiebert-Murphy, Provost and Vice-President (Academic). 

Dr. Smith brings a breadth of administrative experience to the Provost’s Office. During his time serving as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Curriculum, Space, Internationalization), Dr. Smith also fulfilled the duties of the academic administrative role of Acting Department Head of Economics. A key member of the University’s COVID-19 Recovery Steering Committee since its inception and chair of the Senate Committee on Curriculum and Course Changes, Dr. Smith continues to advance the goals and priorities of both the Faculty and the University as a whole.

Throughout his career he has demonstrated his commitment to collaboration, equity and high-quality programs. A recipient of the Faculty of Arts’ Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010, Dr. Smith holds a doctorate and master’s degree in history from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of British Columbia.

“I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to take on this new leadership role and look forward to joining a strong Provost’s team,” Dr. Smith said.

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