New Dean of Science named

Photo: Dr. James Currie, Dean of Science, photo by DanHarper.com

Photo: Dr. James Currie, Dean of Science, photo by DanHarper.com

WINNIPEG, MB – University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James Currie as the new Dean of Science. Currie joined the Faculty of Science in 1988 and possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of the University. Currie has served in a variety of capacities, including as a long-standing faculty member with a strong academic record, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and most recently as Associate Dean of Science.

“This is an exciting time to be studying science at UWinnipeg, with our state-of-the art Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex attracting world-class faculty and students at both the undergraduate and graduate level,” said Axworthy. “With Dr. Currie’s commitment, we are establishing a cutting-edge facility, engaging students and faculty in innovative research and development in natural and social sciences with a particular focus on the global North, climate change, water stewardship, “green chemistry”, urban sustainability and Indigenous science.”

“This is an exciting time for science researchers and students at UWinnipeg as we tackle important topical issues such as the production of medical isotopes, while keeping our core values of academic excellence and a strong connection with students,” said Currie.

UWinnipeg’s Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex joins a hub of leading institutions within a few blocks – namely, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, International Centre for Infectious Diseases, Manitoba Hydro, the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, known internationally as a community for scientific and environmental excellence.

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Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca

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