Kwantlen is getting a new dean for the faculty of arts.
Dr. Diane Purvey, who holds a Ph.D. in social and educational studies from the University of British Columbia, will be appointed into the position on Aug. 1 and is leaving her job at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).
Purvey recently co-authored and edited Vancouver Noir, 1930-1960, as well as having worked on two previous books about British Columbia’s social history. Among her accomplishments, Purvey helped build and launch the master of education program at TRU and served in advisory roles associated with graduate studies, research, and institutional realignment.
“Kwantlen is very excited to welcome such an accomplished academic and inspiring organizational leader to our university,” said John McKendry, president and vice-chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “We look forward to the abundance of knowledge and leadership she will bring to Kwantlen.”
As dean of the faculty of arts, Purvey will encourage a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach, support academic excellence, and promote originality in research, scholarship and teaching.
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