Leadership

Preston Smith

Preston Smith, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Vice-Provost, Health

Dean, College of Medicine

A highly regarded medical educator and administrator, Dr. Preston Smith took over as dean in the College of Medicine in July 2014. Previously, he was a senior associate dean at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine. He completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate medical education at Dalhousie University, and is a Fellow in The College of Family Physicians of Canada. In 2010, he completed a Master of Education in Curricular Studies, with a focus on medical education.

Lois Berry

Lois Berry, RN, PhD

Interim Assistant Vice-Provost, Health

Berry had started in this role in August 2015. Prior to this, she had many administrative and leadership positions within the College of Nursing, including Associate Dean, North and North western Campus and Rural and Remote Engagement, as well as Acting Dean (2013-14). As a faculty member, she taught courses dealing with nursing leadership, health care systems, ethics, professional regulation and nursing/health care issues. Lois completed her nursing degree at the University of Manitoba, and both her master's and PhD at the University of Saskatchewan.

Lisa Kalynchuk

Lisa Kalynchuk, PhD

Interim Associate Dean, Interdisciplinary Health Research

Lisa Kalynchuk is a tenured full professor in the College of Medicine. She recently completed two terms as a Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience, and was previously a faculty member in the U of S Department of Psychology (from 2004-13) and in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University (from 1999-2004). She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta, followed by a master's and PhD at the University of British Columbia and post-doctoral work at McGill University in Montreal.