Annie Gérin joined Concordia as dean on August 1, 2020.
“Concluding an extensive search across Canada and the United States, the committee was highly impressed with Annie’s vision for the faculty’s future. She is a well-known and highly respected member of Canada’s art history community,” says Anne Whitelaw, provost and vice-president, Academic.
“Annie’s exceptional track record in senior academic leadership roles and in university governance, as well as her commitment to respect-based dialogue and decolonization, will be of great value to Concordia and serve her well as a key member of our senior leadership team.”
Whitelaw highlights Gérin’s demonstrated knowledge of the Quebec and Canadian cultural scenes as well as her skill at relationship-building — internally, with university stakeholders and with different levels of government.
“These will be of great significance in further expanding the faculty’s and university’s networks, opportunities for cross-cutting collaborations and reputation,” she notes.