Thursday, January 24, 2013
Elizabeth Cannon, President of the University of Calgary, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Critchley, Dean and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Calgary — Qatar (UCQ).
Critchley has been serving as acting and interim dean and CEO of UCQ since Sept. 1. She came to UCQ from the University of Prince Edward Island School of Nursing, where she served as dean between 2005 and 2012, and as full professor between 2008 and 2012. She also holds adjunct appointments with the University of New Brunswick School of Nursing (Honorary Research Assistant), the University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University and the Memorial University Department of Graduate Studies.
Critchley has a long and distinguished career in nursing in post-secondary education in Canada. She has held a number of important academic administrative positions, including chair of the School of Nursing Master of Nursing Development Committee at the University of Prince Edward Island and member of the working committee for the Canadian Research Chair in Human Development and Health. She is a four-time recipient of the UPEI School of Nursing Education Award.
Critchley was appointed Dean and CEO of UCQ effective January 4, 2013.
UCQ is University of Calgary's branch campus located in Doha, Qatar. It offers Bachelor and Master of Nursing degrees, and is the only nursing education provider in the fast-growing, culturally diverse State of Qatar. Opened in 2007, UCQ now has 40 alumni, 350 students and employs approximately 70 Canadian faculty, staff and researchers.
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as ‘I will lift up my eyes.’ For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
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