Dean Dr. Solina Richter

USask appoints new dean in College of Nursing

Dr. Solina Richter (DCur) has been appointed the new dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan.

After 18 years with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta (U of A), Dr. Richter brings with her a wealth of nursing education knowledge and looks forward to leading the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Nursing.

“The vision of the USask College of Nursing resonates with me,” says Dr. Richter. “I am excited to begin leading a number of new initiatives within the College of Nursing to add to the already great work taking place.” 

Dr. Richter is an internationally educated nurse, completing her nursing education in South Africa before moving to Canada in 2003. Her education includes a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree, diploma in midwifery, Baccalaureus Curationis (nursing), Master of Nursing Science, and Doctor of Nursing.

At the U of A, Dr. Richter was a professor and served most recently as the Associate Dean of Global Nursing and the Interim Associate Dean of the undergraduate nursing program.

Dr. Richter’s research focuses on the social determinants of health and frontline practices that protect and promote the health of low socioeconomic populations. She believes it is essential that researchers combine resources and expertise on an international scale to adequately address complex and interconnected global issues.

“Dean Richter brings to USask an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to nursing education and practice," said Dr. Airini, provost and vice-president academic. "I am confident that her leadership will continue advancing the College of Nursing while creating opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to make transformative changes in health care – within the college and beyond."

Dr. Richter looks forward to joining the dedicated group of faculty, staff, and students in the USask College of Nursing, and connecting with proud alumni near and far.

She began her five-year term August 23, 2021.

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