Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and I are delighted to announce that the Board of Governors at its 6 September 2006 Executive meeting approved the appointment of Dr. Martin Kreiswirth as McGill's Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies and Associate Provost (Graduate Education), beginning on 15 February 2007 and ending on 31 August 2012, renewable.
Dr. Kreiswirth comes to McGill from the University of Western Ontario, where he had served the Faculty of Graduate Studies as Associate Dean since 1995, and as Dean since 2002. Dr. Kreiswirth will continue McGill's tradition of excellence in graduate and postdoctoral studies, and will focus particularly on enhancing the teaching-research interface, on advancing a strategy for graduate studies consistent with the university-wide academic goals, and in developing a resource base for GPDS sufficient to realize these ambitious aspirations and objectives. Dr. Kreiswirth's experience, vision and dedication will certainly contribute to what we anticipate to be a very exciting and successful time for graduate education at McGill. Dr. Kreiswirth is also a respected English scholar whose research interests include narrative and literary theory and the works of William Faulkner. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kreiswirth to McGill.
We would also like to formally thank Professor James Nemes for his dedicated service as Interim Dean as well as his gracious willingness to continue in that role until 15 February 2007. Prof. Nemes has distinguished himself as a dedicated and capable administrator who has contributed to the advancement of graduate and postdoctoral studies at McGill since he began as Associate Dean in 2003 and during his tenure as Interim Dean. Prof. Nemes is a William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and will be returning to his research activities.
We also wish to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to the members of the Advisory Committee for their work.
Professor Anthony C. Masi