Dr. Janice Ristock, FRSC, Provost and Vice-President (Academic)


The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is the senior academic officer at the University of Manitoba and is responsible for providing academic vision at the University and leadership in all matters relating to students and academic staff, including academic programs, long-range academic planning, and enrolment management. All human resource and immigration matters related to The University of Manitoba faculty are the responsibility of this office.


Dr. Janice Ristock was appointed Provost and Vice President (Academic) in 2016. As Provost, she works with the university community and senior leadership to strengthen and enhance academic programs and to maintain a strong and positive student and faculty experience. Before assuming the role, she served as Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) and as Associate Vice-President (Research and International). Prior to these appointments, she served as Associate Dean (Research and Faculty Development) in the Faculty of Arts, and, for 12 years, as the Coordinator of the Faculty’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Dr. Ristock obtained her B.A.(Hons.) at the University of Manitoba, M.A. in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Guelph and Ph.D. in Community Psychology at the University of Toronto. She is an internationally recognized community-based researcher. Her scholarly work reflects an overarching focus on community well-being and social justice, with a particular focus on the intersecting areas of gender and sexuality, interpersonal violence and HIV/AIDS and stigma. Her research has been supported by various sources, including SSHRC and CIHR, and has been widely disseminated in refereed publications, including 11 authored and edited books, and numerous journal articles, book chapters, government reports, invited academic lectures and presentations. She has been recognized with many honors including appointment as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, YWCA/YMCA Woman of Distinction, and Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women; and is the recipient of the Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Research, the University of Manitoba Outreach Award, the Faculty of Arts Outstanding Achievement Award, and a distinguished book award from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association for making a significant contribution to lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology. 




Janice Ristock 

Dr. Janice Ristock, FRSC
Provost and Vice-President (Academic) 

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