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Deputy Provost, and Vice-Provost, Planning and Positioning

Anne Whitelaw

Anne Whitelaw

On July 1, 2018, Anne Whitelaw stepped into the role of deputy provost in addition to her current position as vice-provost for Planning and Positioning.

As Deput Provost, she works in collaboration with key stakeholders across the institution to deliver a comprehensive plan for student success while ensuring the best student experience possible.

As vice-provost of Planning and Positioning, a position she assumed January 1, 2017, Whitelaw continues to develop and implement an integrated enrolment management plan.

This work will be done in collaboration with the deans and other partners so Concordia can grow smartly, one of its strategic directions.

She also oversees key service units including the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Student Recruitment, and works closely with the faculties, School of Graduate Studies, research and international sectors, as well as the Office of Institutional Planning and Analysis.

Whitelaw joined Concordia’s Department of Art History as associate professor in January 2011 after serving for 11 years as a faculty member in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. 

In her role as the Faculty of Fine Arts’ associate dean of research, she worked effectively to grow graduate programs, promote visibility for her faculty’s research and artistic accomplishments, while making important contributions to institution-wide strategic planning.

She has served on departmental, faculty and university committees at both the University of Alberta and Concordia, is past-president of the Universities Art Association of Canada, and currently serves on the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on the State of Science and Technology and Industrial Research and Development in Canada. 

Whitelaw obtained a PhD in Communications from Concordia, an MA in Art History from the University of Essex and a BA in the same field from Concordia. Her research examines the intersections of art historiography and cultural institutions in Canada, with a particular focus on practices of exhibition and museum display. Her book Spaces and Places for Art: Making Art Institutions in Western Canada 1912-1990 will be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in the spring. 

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