U of S College of Arts and Science names interim dean

With current Dean Peter Stoicheff soon headed to the University of Saskatchewan's (U of S) President's Office, the College of Arts and Science has named biology professor Peta Bonham-Smith as interim dean.

The appointment, which begins July 13, will be for one year while the search takes place for the next dean.

Bonham-Smith earned her BSc from the United Kingdom's Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1979 and her PhD from the University of Calgary in 1987. She joined the U of S Department of Biology in 1994 and has since held a number of administrative roles, including serving as department head of biology from 2008 to 2010 and, most recently, as the College of Arts and Science's vice-dean of science from 2010 to 2015. She was also a board member of the Saskatchewan Research Council from 2002 to 2014, serving in the capacity of vice-chair from 2010 to 2013 and acting chair from 2013 to 2014.

Stoicheff's five-year term as the university's 11th president will officially begin Oct. 24.

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For more information, contact:
Kirk Sibbald
Communications Officer
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
(306) 966-5223
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