I am pleased to share with you that Margaret Heldman is the successful candidate for the role of Associate Vice-President, Academic effective July 23, 2018.
Marg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Associate Vice-President, Academic role. Marg has been at Langara College for many years, beginning as a Chemistry Instructor in January 1981 and holding the role of Chemistry Department Chair between 1999 and 2003. Marg went on to serve as Division Chair for Math and Sciences between 2003 and 2009, until she assumed the position of Acting Dean of Instruction in 2009, before commencing her role as Dean, Faculty of Science in July 2010.
The AVP, Academic is responsible for leading specific college-wide academic initiatives and provides support to initiatives aimed at achieving the strategic objectives of the institution. This position works closely with me, the Academic Deans, the Dean of Student Services, the Director of Academic Innovation and the Director of Indigenous Education and Services and is a senior academic administrator at the College’s Leadership team level.
Please join me in congratulating Marg on her new role.
A huge thank you to the AVP, Academic Search Committee:
- Ajay Patel, Chair and Vice-President, External Development
- Dawn Palmer, Vice-President, People Services
- Darrell Kean, LFA Representative
- Janet Douglas, LFA Representative
- Susan Watt, CUPE Representative
- Jacqueline Bradshaw, Interim Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Management
- Ryan Cawsey, Division Chair, Kinesiology
An update regarding Dean vacancies within the academic portfolio are as follows:
Dean, Faculty of Nursing – an offer has been extended to our finalist candidate. Marg Heldman will continue to provide leadership to this faculty until the vacancy is filled.
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Community Programs – we have contracted with Leaders International (formerly Davies Park) to conduct this search which will begin immediately. Marg Heldman will be the Chair of the search committee. Jacqueline Bradshaw will continue in her role as Interim Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Management.
Dean, Faculty of Science – search is on hold while we recruit into the other Dean vacancies. Marg Heldman will continue to provide leadership to this faculty until the vacancy is filled on an interim or permanent basis.
Dean, Faculty of Management – search has been put on hold. Jacqueline Bradshaw will continue in her role as Interim Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Management, to provide leadership and support to this faculty until the vacancy is filled.
Dean, Faculty of Arts – I am pleased to announce that Julie Longo will be returning to her Dean, Faculty of Arts position at the end of August 2018. Julie moved to the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) as Program Review Facilitator in November 2016. She brought her strong knowledge of the post-secondary system and leadership skills to the program review and renewal process as well as other TCDC initiatives while working collaboratively with faculty, the TCDC team, and other areas across the college.
Ian McBain will continue in his role as Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts until Julie’s return.
Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic