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Senior Executive Officers

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Vice-President (Operations and Finance) Selection Committee Membership

Dr. David Farrar President & Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
Dr. Susan Tighe Provost and Vice President, Academic
Dr. Paul O’Byrne Dean and Vice-President (Health Sciences)
Ms Connie Stefankiewicz Member, Board of Governors
Dr. Robert Walker Member, Board of Governors
Dr. Ishwar Puri Dean of Engineering
Dr. Carlos Filipe Professor, Faculty of Engineering
Dr. Elkafi Hassini Associate Professor, DeGroote School of Business and President, MUFA
Dr. Ana Campos Professor, Faculty of Science
Dr. Michele George Professor, Faculty of Humanities
Dr. Chris Sinding Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
Ms Susan Mitchell Director of Administration, DeGroote School of Business
Ms Gay Yuyitung Executive Director, McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO)
Ms Dana Shuqom Ph.D. student, Faculty of Social Sciences
Consultants
Dr. Arig al Shaibah Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion
University Secretariat
Ms Andrea Thyret-Kidd University Secretary & Privacy Officer
Mr. Mark Downard Policy Advisor and Projects Officer

 

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Chancellor

Ms Santee Smith was appointed as Chancellor of McMaster University for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2019 and continuing until August 31, 2022.

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President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. David Farrar was appointed as President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2020, and continuing until June 30, 2025.

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Provost & Vice-President (Academic)

Dr. Susan Tighe was appointed as Provost & Vice-President (Academic) for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2020, and continuing until June 30, 2025.

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Vice-President, Research

Dr. Karen Mossman was appointed as Vice-President, Research, for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2020, and continuing until June 30, 2025.

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Dean & Vice-President (Health Sciences)

Dr. Paul O’Byrne was reappointed for a second five-year term as Dean & Vice-President (Health Sciences) beginning July 1, 2021, and continuing until June 30, 2026.  First term contract

 

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Vice-President (University Advancement)

Ms Mary Williams was appointed as Vice-President (University Advancement) effective May 1, 2011.  2010  2020

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Vice-President (Administration)

Mr. Roger Couldrey was appointed as Vice-President (Administration) effective April 1, 2010. 2010  2013 2020   On January 26, 2021 Mr. Couldrey announced that as of July 1, 2021 he will be retiring from his current role at the university.