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Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic)'s Leadership Team


Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning)


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 a 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).



Associate Provost (Budget & Resources)


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. Dr. McClure advises the Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic) 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). Ghyslaine McClure's Roles & Responsibilities as Associate Provost (BR) .

Dr. McClure is a 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.

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Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures & Equity)


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 with the Associate Provost (Budget & Resources). Lydia White's Roles & Responsibilities as Associate Provost (PPE).

Dr. White is a 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.

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