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Lisa Ostiguy appointed Interim Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning

Ollivier Dyens takes sabbatical in early 2012
December 6, 2011

On January 1, 2012, Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, Ollivier Dyens begins a six-month sabbatical to further his research on the impact of technology on society.

Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, David Graham has appointed Lisa Ostiguy, chair of the Department of Applied Human Sciences, as Interim Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, during this period.

Ollivier Dyens | Photo by Concordia University
Ollivier Dyens | Photos by Concordia University

Dyens has held the position since 2008, overseeing all aspects of curriculum development and program appraisal, and promoting outstanding teaching and learning at Concordia. Prior to his appointment, he served as chair of the Département d’études françaises.

Dyens is an award-winning author of several books, including La Condition inhumaine : essai sur l’effroi technologique, published in France by Flammarion, and Metal and Flesh: The Evolution of Man: Technology Takes Over, published by MIT Press.

His digital artwork has been exhibited in Brazil, Canada, France, Venezuela, Germany, Argentina and the United States. Dyens is a member of the Conseil supérieur de l’éducation du Québec, an independent body that reports on the state of education to the Quebec Ministère de l'éducation, du loisir et du sport.

“During the past three years Ollivier has proven his dedication to improving the educational experience for our students,” says Provost David Graham. “We wish him the best of luck in the pursuit of his research, and look forward to him returning to Concordia in June.”

Lisa Ostiguy
Lisa Ostiguy

Lisa Ostiguy, chair of the Department of Applied Human Sciences, has been a full-time faculty member at Concordia since 1992. She has taught at the University of Iowa and University of Regina before coming to Concordia. Ostiguy completed her doctorate degree in Higher Education Planning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Iowa.

“We are grateful to Lisa for stepping in to fill the position of Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning,” says Graham. “She has shown herself to be a leader and an innovator in the field of applied human sciences, and we are excited to provide her with a strong platform from which to share her perspectives on best practices for teaching and learning.”

Ostiguy has worked with a variety of populations in community agencies, including older adults, adults with mental illness and persons with physical disabilities.

In spring of 2000, she received the Tommy Wilson Memorial Award, which recognizes contributions to supporting recreational programs for individuals with disabilities, from the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation.

She has been invited to speak at numerous international, national and provincial conferences in therapeutic recreation and has served on many university and department committees related to teaching and curriculum.

Related Links:

•  Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning website
•  Centre for Teaching and Learning Services


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