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Dr. Malcolm M. Campbell Appointed Provost & Vice-President, Academic

Distinguished global scholar and dedicated senior university administrator joins Laurentian

May 8, 2024 - Laurentian University is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Malcolm M. Campbell as its new Provost & Vice-President, Academic. Dr. Campbell brings a wealth of experience and a distinguished academic career to his new role, where he will oversee academic affairs and provide leadership in advancing the development of the university's academic plan.

Dr. Campbell joins Laurentian University from the University of Guelph, where he served as Vice-President, Research from 2015-2023. He has also spent time as a tenured faculty member at the University of Oxford, the University of Toronto, and the University of Guelph, where he originally obtained his PhD in Biochemistry. Throughout his career, Dr. Campbell has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and administration, making him an ideal candidate for this critical leadership position.

"The search committee was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Campbell's credentials and outstanding leadership. His dedication to fostering innovation and academic excellence aligns perfectly with our university's values and strategic goals. We were pleased to be able to find all of these exceptional qualities in a bilingual candidate. We are confident that Dr. Campbell will provide exceptional leadership in advancing our academic offerings and support the success of our students and faculty," said Dr. Lynn Wells, President & Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University.

“Throughout the search, I knew that our next Provost would need to be an experienced leader who can engage with the Laurentian University community to continue with the important work of healing and recovery, all while positioning the institution for future strength and stability. Fortunately, that’s exactly who we’re getting,” added Dr. Wells.

As Provost & Vice-President, Academic, Dr. Campbell will work closely with the university community to enhance academic programs, promote research and scholarly activities, and foster a culture of inclusivity and innovation.

“It is an honour to have the opportunity to serve as Laurentian University’s next Provost & Vice-President Academic at this critical point in time. Laurentian is creating a powerful approach to navigate the future – one that embraces Indigenous ways of knowing and the unique strengths of Francophone culture – and one that delineates it from other universities. With a remarkable commitment to its tri-cultural, bilingual mandate; a strong history of creating positive regional impacts with global relevance; and a bold new strategic plan, Laurentian University is destined to be a North Star to guide students, staff, and faculty to a brilliant future, I am enthusiastic about working for the Laurentian community to create bright futures for all” said Dr. Campbell.

Laurentian University recognizes and is thankful for the extraordinary contributions of outgoing Interim Provost & Vice-President Academic, Dr. Brenda Brouwer, who served in the role from January of 2023.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Campbell to Laurentian University as he assumes his new role effective August 1, 2024.