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Update: Finding the new dean


The search for a new dean of Smith School of Business has started. In September, Queen’s provost and vice-principal (academic), Mark Green, announced the creation of an 18-person Principal’s Advisory Committee for selection of the next dean. The committee includes Smith and Queen’s faculty, staff, students, as well as alumni and members of the Smith Advisory Board.

David Saunders, who served as dean for 16 years, stepped down last October. With his term nearing its end, this made way for the principal to begin the search for a new and permanent dean.

Brenda Brouwer was appointed interim dean last November. Formerly the vice-provost and dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs at Queen’s, Brouwer joined Smith from the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, where she was head of academic partnerships, on secondment from Queen’s.

Brouwer is leading Smith through the COVID pandemic, co-chairs Smith’s EDII task force and will continue at the helm until July 2021, when a new dean is expected to be in place.