Dr. Ollivier Dyens was appointed McGill's second Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning) effective 1 September 2013. He serves as a central liaison among the University's senior administration, the Faculties, student organizations and Senate. His charge is to ensure that the impact of University policies and practices on student life and learning is factored into decision making.
Dr. Dyens is Professor of French Language & Literature. He is also an artist, a poet and deeply interested in the study of cyberculture.
For more information on student life and learning at McGill, visit the website of the Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning).
Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning)
Dr. Martin Kreiswirth was first appointed Associate Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in February 2007. He has academic and administrative responsibility for graduate programs and postdoctoral experiences. The Associate Provost and Dean oversees Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the office that provides university-wide leadership and promotion of excellence for graduate and postdoctoral education at McGill.
Dr. Kreiswirth is Professor of English. He is a widely respected scholar of narrative and literary theory and an expert on the work of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Learn more about his research here.
For more information, visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.
Office of the Associate Provost (Graduate Education)
Dr. Ghyslaine McClure was appointed for a five-year term effective 1 September 2013, and was granted a redesigned portfolio and appointed Associate Provost (Budget & Resources) effective 1 June 2014. She oversees the Academic Management Office, and the Office of the Budget. Dr. McClure advises the Provost on aggregate resource allocations to Faculties and administrative units, and coordinates CFI dossiers with the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations).
Dr McClure works collaboratively with the Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures & Equity) to oversee the life cycle of academic staff from recruitment to retirement, the allocation of Canada Research Chairs, James McGill Professors, and William Dawson Scholars; develops strategic teaching and research initiatives, and assists academic administrators with academic advising and counseling in matters relating to regulations and policies. Dr McClure is co-responsible for the operations of the Academic Personnel Office with the Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures & Equity).
Dr. McClure is Professor of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics. Her main research interests and expertise are in computational mechanics and structural dynamics: Learn more about her research here.
Office of the Associate Provost (Budget & Resources)
Dr. Lydia White was appointed Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures & Equity) for a five-year term beginning 1 September 2010. She is responsible for regulations and policies relating to academic staff and for equity issues in the University context. Dr. White oversees the Cyclical Unit Review Office, annual reports for academic teaching units and chairs the Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity. Dr White works collaboratively with the Associate Provost (Budget & Resources) to oversee the life cycle of academic staff from recruitment to retirement, is co-responsible for the operations of the Academic Personnel Office
Dr. White is James McGill Professor of Linguistics and has been internationally recognized for pioneering the generative linguistic perspective on second language acquisition. Learn more about her research here.