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Appointment of Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs

The Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Jill Scott as Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, for a five-year term, starting on September 1, 2019.

Dr. Jill Scott (BA, University of Manitoba; MA, Carleton University; PhD, University of Toronto) is a full professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture at Queen’s University, where she also serves as Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Interim Associate Vice-Principal (International).

Throughout her career, Dr. Scott has held various academic and administrative positions. These include professor at the University of Toronto and Head of the Department of German as well as Associate Head and Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture at Queen’s University.

Dr. Scott possesses considerable experience in the university sector, having led various institutional strategic planning initiatives, including those related to Truth and Reconciliation and to equity, diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

President Jacques Frémont congratulates Dr. Scott for her nomination and offers his best wishes for success in her new position.

Mr. Frémont also takes this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to David Graham for his exceptional and outstanding work, his far-reaching vision, his tact, diplomacy and his exemplary leadership as Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs. He has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on our university.President Jacques Frémont congratulates Dr. Scott for her nomination and offers his best wishes for success in her new position.

The Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs holds an outstanding position within the University, which makes her the highest ranking officer after the President. Amongst her numerous responsibilities, she is in charge of accomplishing, in collaboration with the faculties' deans, the following functions:

  • set the University's broad academic directions;
  • design and regularly evaluate programs;
  • recruit and retain professors;
  • establish student-recruitment strategies.

All sectors that play a strategic role in the University's Francophone mission are her responsibility. The Provost is committed, like the University, to promote Francophone communities. She is the co-chair of the Standing Committee on Francophone Affairs and Official Languages.

The faculties, their schools, departments and programs, and the library network are overseen by the Provost. The same applies to the following academic units and services designed to help students make the most of their university experience or to guide professors in their academic pursuits:

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