Interim Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies appointed
Brenda Brouwer will begin a two-year term as Interim Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies starting June 1, 2010.
Dr. Brouwer will assume responsibilities for managing the operation of the School of Graduate Studies and its constituent professional schools including overseeing the development and implementation of strategies in support of strategic growth in graduate enrolment including graduate funding; ongoing implementation of the new governance structure in the school; and undertaking a review of the school to coincide with the university’s academic planning process.
Dr. Brouwer joined Queen’s in 1990 after completing her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. She holds a B.Sc. in Kinesiology (University of Waterloo) and an M.Sc in biomechanics (McGill University). She has served as an associate dean in the School of Graduate Studies since 2005 and is a professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy with cross appointments to the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies and the Centre for Neuroscience. She maintains an active, externally funded research program focused primarily on quantifying the biomechanical, neuromuscular and metabolic demands of mobility in healthy aging and stroke.