Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs)

Dr. Tracey Peter

Dr. Tracey Peter was appointed Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Peter is also a Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Acting Academic Director for the Centre for Social Science Research and Policy in the Faculty of Arts. 

From 2016 to 2020 she served as Associate Head in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, Faculty of Arts. While serving in these administrative roles, Dr. Peter advanced goals and priorities of the units and UM as a whole.

More about Dr. Peter

Dr. Peter is well known for her commitment to creativity, collaboration, social justice, Indigenous achievement, and equity, diversity and inclusion.

She holds a doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Arts from Queens University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg. 

Dr. Peter is an accomplished academic specializing in equity, diversity, and inclusion and social justice and human rights for marginalized populations. Her work has been supported with more than $6 million in research funding from SSHRC, CIHR, the Public Health Agency of Canada and other agencies. In addition to her research, Dr. Peter has facilitated research projects for internal and external partners. 

She served as a member of the UM President’s Task Force and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, chaired its baseline data sub-committee, and led the implementation of a UM climate survey. She has published her work in books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journals, and research reports.

Dr. Peter is an award-winning instructor and has mentored almost 30 graduate and undergraduate students. She received University of Manitoba Merit Awards for Teaching in 2014 and 2019, and a Teaching Excellence Award by the Faculty of Arts in 2016.

Dr. Peter has served as a member of Senate, the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures, the Respectful Work and Learning Environment and Sexual Assault Policy Review Committee, the Advisory Committee on Intimate Relationships and the UM/UMFA gender-based salary differential committee. She is an Editorial Board member for the Journal of LGBT Youth.


Academic leadership support

Supports Deans, Directors, and other academic leaders on administrative matters. Key activities include annual orientations for new academic administrators, monthly workshops on key issues in academic administration, and ongoing consultation. 

Faculty development

Supports onboarding of new faculty members through orientation and monthly workshops; oversees tenure, promotion, research/study and administrative leaves, and Merit Awards; and administers the Faculty Development Fund and community engagement awards and fund. 

Faculty relations

Supports the academic hiring process; advises on the administration of collective agreements; and works to resolve grievances.   

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Leads the Provost’s Office on advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Contact us

Office of the Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs)
Room 208 Administration Building
66 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204 474 8283