Deans and Directors

Senior Academic and Administrative Officers of Faculties, Colleges or Schools exercise general supervision and direction over the faculty, college, or school including its staff and the students registered in the unit. In collaboration with other senior-level administrators and in consultation with constituents across the academy, he or she provides leadership in shaping and implementing the University's strategic goals and academic agenda.

The following University of Manitoba's Senior Academic and Administrative Officers are highlighted below.

Deans and Directors of Faculties and Schools

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science

Dr. Martin Scanlon  (Dean)

Dr. Martin Scanlon obtained a BSc in Food Science at the University of Leeds in England, and stayed on to obtain a PhD investing fracture phenomena in the milling process.  Dr. Scanlon previously served as the Associate Dean (Research).

Dr. Scanlon was an NSERC visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Grain Commission Grain Research Laboratory in Winnipeg and a postdoc at the University of Manitoba.  He then returned to England to become Head of the Milling Section at the Flour Milling & Baking Research Association in Chorleywood.  Since joining the faculty at the University of Manitoba in December 1991, Dr. Scanlon has researched the properties of plant food materials, and how those porosity affects the mechanical properties of materials, with specific interests in the properties of cellular solids, such as bread.  From this interest, he has developed expertise in acoustic assessments of the properties of soft solids, including wheat flour noodles.  A research study leave was spent working for Pillsbury in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College in London, England. 

Dr. Scanlon is the author of co-author of over 240 publications, including 2 patents and 125 refereed journal papers, and with his collaborators has brought in over $ 16 million in research funding.  Two of his PhD students have won major prizes at the University of Manitoba for thesis innovation and quality.  He is also active in professional activities, as an Associate Editor of Cereal Chemistry and on the Editorial Board for Trends in Food Science & Technology.  Dr. Scanlon has sat on grant review panels and conducted reviews of programs in Canada and internally.  He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the province of Manitoba's Food Development Centre, and was elected to the Board of Directors of AACC International (Cereals and Grain Association).  Dr. Scanlon was awarded the George W. Scott Blair Award for cereal rheology research (first Canadian recipient) and has received awards for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching at the University of Manitoba.


Faculty of Architecture

Dr. Karen Wilson Baptist (Acting Dean)

Karen Wilson Baptist

Dr. Wilson Baptist is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, a position she maintained while serving in various other administrative roles at UM, including Acting Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, and Associate Dean Academic, and Chair of the Environmental Design Program in the faculty.

She received her undergraduate degree in fine arts and master of education at the UM and her PhD in landscape architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot-Watt University.

 


School of Art

Dr. Edward Jurkowski (Acting Director)

Dr. Jurkowski received his undergraduate degree in musical composition from the University of Manitoba before earning his doctorate in music theory from the University of Rochester. Prior to returning to UM, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge, and he is currently the interim chair of the Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans. Dr. Jurkowski will concurrently continue to serve as Dean of UM’s Desautels Faculty of Music, a role he has held since 2019. 

 


Faculty of Arts

Dr. Jeffery Taylor (Dean)

Jeffery Taylor came to the University of Manitoba after twenty years at Athabasca University in Alberta. During his time at Athabasca University, Dr. Taylor served as Coordinator of the Labour Studies program, Chair of the Centre for Work and Community Studies, and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in addition to various positions, including President, with the Athabasca University Faculty Association.

Dr. Taylor is an historian specializing in Canadian labour history. He is the author of two books and numerous articles in Canadian labour history and Canadian history more generally. He also has an interest in internet-based learning and has published a number of articles on the use of online technologies in workplace education and training. His current research interests include the origins and development of workplace grievance and arbitration systems in Canada and the application and use of internet-based learning technologies in higher education.

 



I.H. Asper School of Business, Faculty of Management

Dr. Gady Jacoby (Dean)

Dr. Gady Jacoby has been the Acting Dean and Bryce Douglas Professor in Finance at the I.H. Asper School of Business.  Previously he was the School's Associate Dean Research and Graduate Programs and the founding director of the I.H. Asper Master of Finance.  Dr. Jacoby received his Ph.D. in Finance from York University in 1999.  His Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Three Essays on Defaultable Fixed-Income Securities" was nominated for the York University Best Dissertation Award.  He has received numerous research grants and merit awards.  They include five grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, two CMA Canada Academic Merit Awards, the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Fund, and several research and teaching merit awards at the University level. 

The focus of Dr. Jacoby's research and consulting work is on the subjects of asset-pricing models, fixed-income securities, market liquidity, and behavioral finance.  He has published articles in several quality journals, including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Financial Research, Applied Financial Economics, Financial Review, and Research in International Business and Finance. 

Dr. Jacoby currently serves as a Subject Editor for Emerging Markets Review (SSCI) and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (SSCI).  In addition, he is an Associate Editor for Finance Research Letters (SSCI) and an Advisory Board Member for Risk Management (SSCI) and for Financial Innovation.  He taught courses in financial economics, fixed-income securities, investments, corporate finance, and financial modeling at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels.  Dr. Jacoby has held visiting academic positions at New York University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (China), and the University of Melbourne, and he taught in Singapore, Taiwan and Uruguay.

 



Faculty of Education

Dr. Thomas Falkenberg (Acting Dean)

Thomas Falkenberg

Dr. Falkenberg began his studies in education at the Free University of Berlin where he obtained a doctorate in linguistics before going on to earn a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma and doctorate in curriculum theory and implementation from Simon Fraser University.
Since joining UM, he has served as professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Research, in the Faculty of Education. He is currently leading numerous research projects on improving well-being and well-becoming in schools. He has been editor or co-editor of publications on the topic, including Indigenous perspectives on education for well-being in Canada and sustainable well-being: Concepts, issues, perspectives, and educational practices.

 

 



Price Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Marcia Friesen (Dean)

Dr. Marcia Friesen, a champion for the advancement of engineering through education and research, has been named Dean of the Price Faculty of Engineering effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Friesen becomes the first female Dean of Engineering at UM.
A highly-regarded faculty member, Dr. Friesen recently served as Associate Dean (Design Education), Engineering and Director of the Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education. She will continue in her role as Design Chair for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

A thoughtful leader with a vision for the future, Dr. Friesen brings with her a commitment to Indigenous achievement and a dedication to equity, diversity and inclusion. She developed and led a nationally regarded qualifications recognition program to accredit internationally-educated engineers in Manitoba, adding to the wealth of engineering expertise in our province.

Dr. Friesen, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and biosystems doctorate from UM, will also continue her appointment as Associate Professor for the Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education.

UM is proud to welcome Dr. Friesen to lead the Price Faculty of Engineering where she will continue to inspire future generations of engineers.

 


Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima (Dean)

Stephan Pflugmacher Lima

Dr. Pflugmacher Lima received his PhD from the University of Munich and served as a Full Professor of Ecological Impact Research & Ecotoxicology at the Technical University Berlin. Previously he was a Professor of Aquatic Ecotoxicology in an Urban Environment at the University of Helsinki where he runs a Joint Laboratory of Applied Ecotoxicology with the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST Europe). His research has been supported by federal and regional ministries of China, Brazil, South Korea, Germany and Finland.

He has held administrative positions at the Technical University of Berlin and at the University of Helsinki, in addition to serving the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Research Foundation, Lithuanian Research Council and as an advisory board member of Cancer Research and Biotechnology AG in Switzerland. With a passion for promoting science and learning, Dr. Pflugmacher Lima involves himself with many organizations that inspire the public to engage with research, and that foster connections between researchers and businesses.

 


 

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Dr. Kelley Main (Acting Dean)

Dr. Kelley Main holds a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. She was at the Schulich School of Business at York University prior to joining the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in 2007.  Previously Dr. Main was the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Social Sciences and Humanities). 

Dr. Main’s research in consumer behavior has been recognized with the Park Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Journal of Consumer Psychology (2010) and the Journal of Consumer Psychology Young Contributor Award (2007). She is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consumer Psychology and the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

 


 

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Brian Postl  Vice-Provost (Health Sciences) & Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Brian PostlDr. Postl is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He received his doctor of medicine degree in 1976 and the Royal College Fellowship in Community Medicine and in Pediatrics in 1981 and 1982, respectively. He was the founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), a position he held for 10 years.

Dr. Postl has served as head of Pediatrics and Child Health and as head of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He has also served as director of the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit, a division of community and northern medicine, and as director of the Faculty of Medicine’s community medical residency program.

His research, published works and professional involvement focus on Aboriginal child health, circumpolar health and human resource planning. His contributions in these areas, combined with his experience as a visiting pediatrician to communities in northern Manitoba and Nunavut, contributed to him earning the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centre's Child Health Award of Distinction in 2006 and the Inter-Professional Association on Native Employment’s Champion of Aboriginal Employment award in 2007.

 


Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management 

Dr. Douglas Brown (Dean)

Dr. Brown holds a PhD in sport History from the University of Western Ontario.  His research has focused on the origins of the Modern Olympic Games, early Canadian Mountaineering and winter sports, generally.  From these vantage points, Dr. Brown explores themes such as identity, ethnicity and human agency within sport as well as the aesthetics or poetics of sport participation.  He is widely published in international publications and his research has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

 

 

  


 Faculty of Law

Mr. David Asper (Acting Dean)

David Asper

Mr. Asper received his BA and an honorary degree from UM, a Juris Doctor from the California Western School of Law and Master of Law from the University of Toronto. He has served as an assistant professor and sessional lecturer in our Faculty of Law, and has also taught at the Bora Laskin School of Law at Lakehead University, and at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

His passion for truth and justice propelled him as a criminal defence lawyer and litigator to tirelessly work to free the wrongfully convicted David Milgaard. Outside the courtroom, he has shown himself to be an advocate and conduit for social change and civic progress through his commitment to philanthropy and community organizations. As such, he has been recognized with numerous honours, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Sol Kanee Distinguished Community Service Medal in 2018.

 

   


 

Libraries

Ms. Lisa O'Hara (Vice-Provost (Libraries) and University Librarian)

Ms. O'Hara received a Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba.  Currently Ms. O'Hara holds the rank of Librarian and has served a Acting University Librarian since October 1, 2018.  Since joining the University of Manitoba in 2002, Lisa has progressed through the ranks and has held several leadership roles including, Acting and Head of Technical Services, Head of Discovery and Delivery, Associate University Librarian, Collections and Research Support Services.  Ms. O'Hara has been instrumental in overseeing the work of several technological-focused projects in the libraries such as the implementation of a cloud-based library system and of the room booking system, self-checkout kiosks and reserve lockers.  She also has led the work to establish a research support and digital strategies area and a centralized access services unit.

Lisa is an accomplished librarian and researcher focusing on ways to transform the libraries with an emphasis on technology including how information is discovered and accessed.  Her recent work has been in the area of service support for Indigenous research and scholarship. 

Ms. O'Hara has been an active participant on various university level committees including the Next Generation Web Experience Project Board, Senate Committee on Academic Computing, Senate Libraries Committee and the University's Métis Working Committee.  She maintains strong professional and community ties serving on the Canadian Association Research Libraries' Creating Capacity Committee, the Council on Prairie and Pacific University Libraries' Indigenous Knowledge Steering Committee, the Manitoba Library Consortium, and L'Arche Winnipeg.

 


Desautels Faculty of Music

Dr. Edward Jurkowski (Dean)

Dr. Edward Jurkowski, a strong leader and passionate advocate for music and the arts.

Dr. Jurkowski received his undergraduate degree in musical composition from the University of Manitoba before earning his doctorate in music theory from the University of Rochester.  For the past 22 years he has served the University of Lethbridge, most recently as its dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts - home to the department of music.  Dr. Jurkowski has disseminated his research by two Distinguished Teaching Award nominations.  Dr. Jurkowski has garnered the reputation of being a valued collaborator and a strong administrator.

During his tenure at University of Lethbridge, Dr. Jurkowski held several administrative roles and served on various university-wide committees.  Outside the academy, he has served as president of the Canadian University Music Society, chair of the Standing Committee of Institutional Members of MusCan, and is currently vice-chair of the Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans.

 



Faculty of Science

Dr. Stefi Baum (Dean)   

Stefi BaumDr. Stefi Baum earned a BA in physics with honors from Harvard University and a PhD in astronomy from the University of Maryland. Her personal research focuses in two areas: (i) the study of activity in galaxies and its relation to galaxy evolution and (ii) the development of image processing, statistical algorithms, and calibration techniques for brain imaging for the diagnosis of mental health and learning disabilities. Dr. Baum is active in the development of new mission concepts and has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals. Dr. Baum is also active in education and public outreach and K-12 STEM Education and is committed to the engagement of youth and the public in science and mathematics.

 

 

 

 



Faculty of Social Work

 

 Dr. Michael Yellow Bird

Dr. Yellow Bird received a PhD in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a MSW from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a BSW from the University of North Dakota.  Previously Dr. Yellow Bird was a professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of the Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies Program at North Dakota State University.  He joined North Dakota State University in 2014.  Prior to this, he held academic and administrative positions at Humboldt State University where he served as Director of the MSW Program; and before that as Director of the Indigenous Nation Studies Program at the University of Kansas.  Early in his career, Dr. Yellow Bird was the Tribal Health Director and Human Resources Administrator for his community -- Three Affiliated Tribes.

His interdisciplinary research expertise spans areas such as, Indigenous peoples' health, leadership and cultural rights; the effects of colonization and methods of decolonization; decolonizing social work approaches, neurodecolonization and mind body approaches; and traditional mindfulness and contemplative practices.  He has disseminated his work in several books, book chapters, articles, community scholarship, manuscripts, reports and program evaluations.  He has presented his work locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Yellow Bird has been an active participant on various department, college and university level committees including Chair of the Curriculum, Planning and Development Committees, Executive Committees, and several faculty search committees.  He also maintains strong community linkages serving on boards, advisory committees and national committees.  He has served on the editorial board for The American Indian Quarterly, the Indigenous Nations Studies Journal and the International Canadian Journal of Mental Health.


Division of Extended Education

Dr. David Mandzuk (Acting Dean)

Dr. David Mandzuk began his teaching career in 1979.  He spent the first 20 years teaching in four elementary/middle years schools in Winnipeg during which time he was a classroom teacher, physical education teacher, collaborating teacher, faculty advisor, and head teacher.  In 1999 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor and Middle Years stream leader and led the Middle Years and Weekend College programs until 2005.  In 2003, he was appointed as the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs).  In 2012 he became the Acting Dean and in 2013 he was appointed as the Dean of Education. 

Dr. Mandzuk has contributed to books and has co-authored to books with Shelley Hasinoff, the first with the National Middle School Association entitled “Slices of Life: Managing dilemmas in middle grades teaching” in 2010.  The second book, also with Shelley Hasinoff is entitled “Case Studies in Educational Foundations: Canadian Perspectives” and will be published early in 2015 by Oxford University Press.  Dr. Mandzuk has also published in national and international journals.  He has been president of the Canadian Association of Foundations of Education (CAFE) from 2005-2010 and is the chair elect of the International Council of Education for Teaching (ICET), an international NGO that brings developed and developing countries together on educational and teacher

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Rectors and Wardens of Affiliated Colleges

St. Andrew's College

V. Rev. Fr. Roman .Bozyk (Dean of Theology)



St. John's College

Dr. Chris Trott (Warden/Vice-Chancellor)

Chris TrottDr Trott has spent 35 years working with Inuit in Ikpiarjuq and Pangnirtung on Baffin Island.  His research areas include Inuit kinship and social organization, the history of Christian missions on Baffin Island, and Inuit views on climate change. He received his doctorate in anthropology from the University of Toronto in 1989 and taught at Concordia University in Montreal for 15 years.  He joined the Native Studies Department at the University of Manitoba in 1998.  In 2000 he became a Fellow at St John’s College, returning to the College where he had started his post-secondary education in 1973.  Dr. Trott became Warden and Vice-Chancellor in 2011.

 

 

  


 

St. Paul's College

Dr. Christopher Adams (Rector)

Christopher AdamsChristopher Adams is the Rector of St. Paul's College at the University of Manitoba and serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice which is housed in St. Paul's College.  

Prior to joining St. Paul's College Dr. Adams obtained his PhD in Political Science from Carleton University and was a senior market research and pollster working for Canadian and international clients. His areas of expertise include governance, marketing research, and Canadian politics. He is the author of Politics in Manitoba: Parties Leaders and Voters published by the University of Manitoba Press and co-editor of Metis in Canada published by the University of Alberta Press. He is a regular media commentator on social and political issues for the CBC and other outlets.

 

 


 

 University College

Dr. Jeff Taylor (Acting Provost)

Jeff TaylorJeffery Taylor came to the University of Manitoba after twenty years at Athabasca University in Alberta. During his time at Athabasca University, Dr. Taylor served as Coordinator of the Labour Studies program, Chair of the Centre for Work and Community Studies, and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in addition to various positions, including President, with the Athabasca University Faculty Association.

Dr. Taylor is an historian specializing in Canadian labour history. He is the author of two books and numerous articles in Canadian labour history and Canadian history more generally. He also has an interest in internet-based learning and has published a number of articles on the use of online technologies in workplace education and training. His current research interests include the origins and development of workplace grievance and arbitration systems in Canada and the application and use of internet-based learning technologies in higher education.

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Deans of Professional Colleges

College of Dentistry

Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis (Dean)

Dr. Kelekis-Cholakis earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Winnipeg in 1988, followed by a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 1992 and a diploma in periodontics in 1998, both from the University of Manitoba.  She previously served as director of the Graduate Periodontal Program in the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry and as an associate professor of dental diagnostic and surgical sciences.  She is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of the Canadian American Academies of Periodontology.

Following her specialty training in 1998, Dr. Kelekis-Cholakis founded the Southwest Specialty Group, one of the first practices in Canada to house a variety of dental specialists in one practice.  Her part-time teaching career at the University of Manitoba started in 1993.  Since becoming a full-time academic and program director, she has emphasized innovative technologies and teaching methods, such as the acquisition of dental microscope and training in microsurgery. 

Dr. Kelekis-Cholakis lecturers nationally and internationally.  She is an accomplished researcher with peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters to her credit and she has collaborated on international clinical trials.  Her research interests include periodontal soft tissue microsurgery, peri-implant maintenance and biological implant complications.  Her outreach work includes dental mission trips to Zimbabwe and Uganda.  She has served on the board of organizations such as the Manitoba Dental Association and has founded several organizations, including the Canadian Dental Institute (a continuing education provider) and the Women's Dental Network.

Dr. Kelekis-Cholakis's honours include the American Academy of Periodontology Dental Educator Award for outstanding teaching and mentoring in periodontics (2012), a Certificate of Appreciation from the Canadian Academy of Periodontology (2014), and election by her peers to the Pierre Fauchard Academy (2017).


Max Rady College of Medicine

Dr. Brian Postl Vice-Provost (Health Sciences) & Dean, Rady Faculty Health Sciences

Brian PostlDr. Postl is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He received his doctor of medicine degree in 1976 and the Royal College Fellowship in Community Medicine and in Pediatrics in 1981 and 1982, respectively. He was the founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), a position he held for 10 years.

Dr. Postl has served as head of Pediatrics and Child Health and as head of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He has also served as director of the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit, a division of community and northern medicine, and as director of the Faculty of Medicine’s community medical residency program.

His research, published works and professional involvement focus on Aboriginal child health, circumpolar health and human resource planning. His contributions in these areas, combined with his experience as a visiting pediatrician to communities in northern Manitoba and Nunavut, contributed to him earning the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centre’s Child Health Award of Distinction in 2006 and the Inter-Professional Association on Native Employment’s Champion of Aboriginal Employment award in 2007.

 


College of Nursing

Dr. Netha Dyck (Dean)

Dr. Dyck is an alumna of the University of Manitoba where she received her Bachelor degree in Nursing in 1988.  She obtained her Master of Sciences in Administration with a concentration in Health Services from Central Michigan University; and her Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Calgary.

Over her 40 year career, her leadership has spanned various areas of clinical practice, academic leadership and professional association leadership.  In her previous position as Dean of the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (in Saskatoon) she spearheads the delivery of 34 programs; the development of 385 faculty and staff; the support of 4,000 students; and management of a 30-million dollar budget.

Dr. Dyck help develop Saskatchewan Polytechnic's first independent degree program, the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing.  Dr. Dyck has also established eight international partnerships for faculty and student exchanges in Mexico, Uganda, India, Ukraine, China, South Korea and Jamaica as well as supported partnerships in their advancement of research and scholarship in Saudi Arabia.  Her leadership has been recognized at the provincial, national, and international level with the presentation of several awards including the Ethel Johns Award from the Canadian Association of School of Nursing in 2016.

 


 College of Pharmacy

Dr. Lalitha Raman-Wilms  (Dean)

Dr. Raman-Wilms is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1994.  She began her career in 1984 as a clinical and research pharmacist at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, implementing antibiotic guidelines for the hospital.  She went on to hold positions in Halifax, Thunder Bay and Toronto, working with diverse populations, with particular experience serving geriatric and Indigenous patients.  Previously Dr. Raman-Wilms served as the Associate Dean (Education), Associate Dean (Professional Programs), Director of the PharmD Program, and Director of the Division of Pharmacy Practice at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.  Her achievements include developing and implementing the PharmD curriculum, leading the creation of Clinician Scientist positions for pharmacists, initiating a formal faculty development process, leading the process to update the faculty's teaching guidelines for promotion and tenure, and developing effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and establishing teaching innovation awards for faculty.

A former president of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC), Dr. Raman-Wilms also has experience as a board member of the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Residency Board (CHPRB) and as a member of the editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy (CJHP).  Dr. Raman-Wilms' research interest include de-prescribing guidelines, the pharmacist's role in flu prevention and in chronic pain management.  She has produced more than 120 publications, including peer-reviewed abstracts and book chapters.  She is a sought-after speaker and has given presentations and invited lectures in Canada and internationally, including the United States, South Africa, Singapore, New Zealand, and India.


College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Reginald Urbanowski (Dean)

Prior to joining the University of Manitoba as Dean in June 2016 Dr. Urbanowski held a number of posts in post-secondary education which included being a Vice-President for Strategy and Business Development, program chair and faculty member.  Dr. Urbanowski also held senior posts with the Government of Saskatchewan in the Ministry of Advanced Education as an Assistant Deputy Minister and Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister.  He has served on boards of postsecondary on Indigenous learning, rural and remote learning, and workplace mental health.  Dr. Urbanowski has also adjudicated tri-council grant proposals, and has consulted and taught special courses in various EU countries.

Dr. Urbanowski's research interests focus on spirituality as meaningful living.  His plan is to continue his research in this area combined with a focus on social policy.  He has written and presented over 90 peer reviewed papers and chapters and even more and even more non-peer reviewed papers.  As a committed volunteer, Dr. Urbanowski's current commitments are as a UNOnline volunteer where he helps organizations develop strategic plans and project proposals and in working to become and active volunteer as a board member in Winnipeg.

 

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