Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Heidi Northwood is the provost and vice-president: academic. In her role, she focuses on multi-campus strategic initiatives that enhance student learning and development, foster equity, diversity, inclusion, and internationalization, and integrate Laurier's academic/curricular agenda with the co-curricular elements of student learning, development, and engagement.
Prior to stepping into this role, Northwood served as the interim provost and vice-president: academic, senior executive officer (SEO) of Laurier’s Brantford campus and SEO Global Strategy. Northwood joined Laurier in 2014 as the inaugural dean of Liberal Arts, and previously served as the director of Integrative Programs and the Core Curriculum at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY and a professor in the Philosophy department. In addition to teaching and working in the area of Ancient Greek philosophy and science, she led the development of a new core curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and assessment structures, and twice co-led the college's self-studies and external accreditation. Northwood received her Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Western University and her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Alberta.
Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
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