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April 25, 2012 12:23 ET

University of Calgary: New Dean and Vice-Provost for Graduate Studies

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 25, 2012) - The University of Calgary has appointed Lisa Young as dean and vice-provost, graduate studies, effective July 1, 2012.

For the past year, Young has served as interim vice-provost (graduate education) and interim dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. She was associate dean in the faculty prior to that appointment.

University of Calgary Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dru Marshall said the appointment will enable Young to carry on the excellent work she led during her interim term.

"Lisa Young has a broad understanding of the academy here at the university, as well as a deep knowledge of the issues facing graduate education in Canada,'" says Marshall. "Her vision to enhance the graduate student experience aligns well with our Eyes High strategic direction."

"Graduate students are important members of the University of Calgary community who contribute significantly to both teaching and research," says Young. "Over the next five years, I want to ensure that the graduate student experience at the University of Calgary is world class."

Young has been a professor at the University of Calgary since 1997, and is an accomplished scholar in the area of Canadian politics, with a particular research focus on political parties, election finances and women's participation in political life. She is the recipient of a Killam Research Fellowship, the Faculty of Social Science Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Faculty of Social Science Distinguished Researcher Award. Young holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Winnipeg, a MA from Carleton University and a PhD from the University of Toronto.

Marshall thanked the advisory selection committee for their efforts and commitment during the extensive selection process.

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction - "Eyes High" - to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary. For more information, visit

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