The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus has welcomed Lynn Bosetti as its new Dean.
Bosetti has a PhD in educational policy and administration from the University of Alberta, and comes to UBC from the University of Calgary, where she was Professor in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, and served in a variety of roles, including Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education.
Bosetti’s research and teaching interests have focused on leadership in higher education, single-gender education, school choice, charter schools, and the philosophical foundations of social science research.
“Dean Bosetti brings a wealth of administrative and academic experience to her leadership role in the Faculty of Education,” says Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, Provost and Vice Principal. “We are very pleased to welcome her tremendous enthusiasm for research and teaching — qualities shared by our entire Education faculty.”
Bosetti began her five-year term in September. At its June meeting on the Okanagan campus, the UBC Board of Governors also appointed new Deans for the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Health and Social Development.
Cynthia Mathieson, formerly Acting Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, began a three-year term as Dean starting July 1. A professor of psychology, Mathieson has a Master of Arts degree from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Science and a PhD from the University of Calgary.
Mary Courtney was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Development for five years, starting August 1. Courtney completed her in education in Australia and has a professional background in nursing, including specialization in midwifery and maternal and child health.
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