Renowned Toronto Educator Joins BU

January 15, 2013

Brandon University (BU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gervan Fearon as Vice-President (Academic and Provost).

Gervan-Fearon-web-photoDr. Fearon holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and is currently Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University in Toronto. Dr. Fearon previously served as an Associate Dean for Academics and Students at York University. He is the recipient of awards for teaching excellence and has published in numerous academic journals. Prior to his work in post-secondary education, Dr. Fearon served with the Treasury Board at the Ontario Ministry of Finance as well as the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

“I am thrilled to be joining Brandon University,” says Dr. Fearon. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the University as well as to the Brandon community.”

As part of the senior executive team, Dr. Fearon will develop and promote academic programming and research advancement, overseeing the Faculties of Arts, Sciences, Health Studies and Education; and the School of Music. He will also oversee Graduate Studies; Campus Manitoba; Student and Registrarial Services; Library Services; and Information Technology Services.

BU President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah Poff says, “Dr. Fearon is an experienced academic leader and administrator. He has a commitment to community engagement that fits well with Brandon University’s mission and mandate. I look forward to welcoming and working with our new Vice-President Academic and Provost.”

Dr. Fearon will begin at BU on July 1, 2013.

Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research, creation and scholarship; educating students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.

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For more information, please contact:
Dr. Gervan Fearon
Vice-President (Academic & Provost)
204-727-7455
fearong@brandonu.ca
Glen Kirby
Communications Officer
204-727-9762
kirbyg@brandonu.ca