New academic leader for the college
Prof. Jon Warland has been appointed as the Associate Dean (Academic) for the college. His five-year term beings on January 1, 2021. Jon is currently the director of the School of Environmental Sciences. In the Associate Dean (Academic) role, Jon will act as key member of the OAC senior leadership team responsible for leading and managing academic processes in the college. His portfolio includes curriculum, online program development, student academic counselling, and support of instructors on academic issues, as well as representing OAC on various academic committees. You can read the full announcement here.
Warland’s hire coincides with the completion of Prof. Jonathan Schmidt final term as Associate Dean (Academic). Schmidt has served in the role since 2009.