Robert Gordon, a leading authority on environmental issues, joined Laurier as vice-president: research in November 2015. He was appointed as provost and vice-president: academic in July 2018.
In this role, Gordon is responsible for implementing the academic and institutional priorities including advancing academic excellence, expanding experiential learning, enhancing diversity and providing leadership on the university budget and resource allocation. Gordon works closely with the president and vice-chancellor on university-wide strategic planning and executing the university's Strategic Mandate Agreement with the province. He also holds a faculty appointment in Laurier’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.
Prior to joining Laurier, Gordon was dean of the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph, the largest agriculture and food faculty in Canada. He previously held a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Resource Management at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now Dalhousie University). Gordon earned a bachelor’s and a master's degree in engineering from McGill University and a PhD in land resource science from the University of Guelph. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Nova Scotia Premier's Award of Excellence.
The provost and vice-president: academic is the chief academic officer of the university and provides strategic direction and leadership for academic programs and shared services, academic planning, budget planning and resource allocation, and academic labour relations.
The provost and vice-president: academic is responsible for advancing academic excellence and ensuring the quality of Laurier’s academic programs, which differentiate Laurier and exemplify Laurier’s strengths in experiential learning, pedagogical innovation and community engagement.
The portfolio is broad in scope and includes nine faculties, the university library, the Office of the Vice-President: Academic (academic strategy, academic quality assurance and budgeting) and several administrative functions which provide key academic support services.
Provost and Vice-President: Academic
Associate Director: Academic Resource Management and Planning
Manager, Integrated Academic Financial Services
Director: Strategic Academic Initiatives
Manager, Academic Program Development and Review
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