Provost reappointed

Brett Fairbairn has been reappointed to the position of provost and vice-president academic for a second five-year term that will begin July 1, 2013.

The university's Board of Governors confirmed the reappointment as its meeting March 6, and it was announced the next day by President Peter MacKinnon. MacKinnon said a wide-ranging review of the provost's performance since his initial appointment in 2008 showed a "high degree of satisfaction and respect for Dr. Fairbairn's work."

Fairbairn's association with the U of S goes back to his days as a history student during which he served as president of the students' union. He continued his education at Oxford University where he was awarded a BA Honours and a DPhil, both in modern history. He was a faculty member and head in the U of S Department of History, and director of the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives before his appointment to senior administration.

A more detailed biography can be found on the provost's website.
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