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Vice-Provost of Academic Programs

As Vice-Provost of Academic Programs, Professor Sioban Nelson leads the University’s Quality Assurance Process for undergraduate and graduate programs, working closely with all our faculties and schools and with other post-secondary institutions. She is the contact person in the Provost’s office for divisional academic planning, cross-faculty interdisciplinary initiatives, and University-wide academic policy matters. Professor Nelson is the senior assessor to the University’s Committee on Academic Policy and Programs of Academic Board, and a member of Academic Board and Governing Council.

From July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, Professor Nelson will also be serving as the University’s Interim Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life.

Former Dean of the Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and former chair of the Council of Health Sciences, Professor Nelson is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses. She currently serves on the Boards of Women’s College Hospital and Baycrest.

Professor Nelson has published three monographs and six edited collections in the fields of nursing and health history and contemporary practice and policy. She is also the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Healthcare Work series for Cornell University Press. Professor Nelson’s current research interests include labour mobility and the global health workforce, and health professional regulation and transnational history.