Office of the Dean

Dr. Linda Ross

Dr. Linda Ross is the Acting Dean of Health Studies at Brandon University. Dr. Ross was the first Dean of Health Studies, having served in that role from 1997 through 2008, and returning  in May 2020. She joined Brandon University in 1987 as a faculty member in the Psychology Department. From 2011 – 2014 Dr. Ross was seconded to University College of the North (Winnipeg site) where she served as Director of the kanaci otinawawasin Midwifery Program, overseeing the first graduating class in 2014. Outside of academia, she has served more than 25 years as an elected trustee on the Brandon School Board, including as Chairperson. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Manitoba.

The Faculty of Health Studies offers Baccalaureate degrees in both Nursing (Brandon site) and Psychiatric Nursing (Brandon and Winnipeg sites) as well as the first and only Master’s program in Psychiatric Nursing in Canada. Our faculty are engaged in a variety of research endeavours. We are committed to educating health care professionals to advance physical and psychological well-being, within an ever-changing health care environment. My personal commitment is to providing students with the best educational experience possible. On behalf of the Faculty of Health Studies I extend a warm welcome to new and continuing students as we navigate life during a pandemic. Please stay safe everyone.

— Linda

Office Staff

Dr. Linda Ross Acting Dean of Health Studies
Michelle McFarlin Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Health Studies