Program ID: Innovation Anthology #281
Program Date: 01/07/2010
Program Category: Science
University of Lethbridge Announces New President
The University of Lethbridge has announced the replacement for outgoing President, Dr. Bill Cade.
The new president of the University of Lethbridge will be Dr. Michael Mahon.
Dr. Mahon will finish his current term as the Dean of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, and then head south to pick up his new post starting July 1st.
Dr. Mahon says the University of Lethbridge has built a strong reputation in the sciences, and he hopes to do the same for the humanities.
DR. MICHAEL MAHON: I am quite enthusiastic about building in the areas of social sciences, in humanities, in the area of fine arts because I see those areas as real strengths in the undergraduate level at the University. But from a research perspective they haven’t built as many new initiatives in those areas. And I would say to create balance across the academy, I’m quite enthusiastic about building those areas. And my own research has been in the social sciences and humanities. It’s been funded by SSHRC. I have always had a more interdisciplinary research approach which has been in social sciences. So I am quite enthusiastic about doing that.
Dr. Michael Mahon sees the move from a campus of 37,000 students to one with 8,000 students as an opportunity to really get to know his university community.
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