President Trimbee appointed chair of CRKN board

Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor at UWinnipeg. Photo by Cory Aronec.

UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Annette Trimbee, has been appointed as Chair of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network board of directors for a three-year term, beginning October 17, 2019.

“Dr. Trimbee will bring extensive expertise in strategy and collaboration to CRKN,” commented Gwen Bird, Vice-Chair of CRKN’s Board of Directors. “Her accomplishments in both academic and public policy environments demonstrate her ability to provide direction, build relationships, and foster innovation, which benefits all. We are thrilled to welcome her to the CRKN Board.”

“This is an exciting time to join CRKN,” said Dr. Trimbee. “As the organization launches a new strategic plan, I look forward to working alongside fellow board members and staff to effect change in the scholarly research community in Canada. I’m honoured to be named chair of the board, and given the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of CRKN.”

Dr. Trimbee currently serves on the boards of Universities Canada and USports, which oversees sports at 56 Canadian universities. She is a member of the Public Interest Law Centre Advisory Committee, which informs the Centre’s case selections and its case portfolio of human rights, environmental, consumer, and Indigenous law.

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network is a partnership of Canadian universities, dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research and teaching enterprise in Canada.

Through the coordinated leadership of librarians, researchers, administrators and other stakeholders in the research community, CRKN undertakes large-scale content acquisition and licensing initiatives in order to build knowledge infrastructure and research and teaching capacity in Canada’s universities.

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