To: All faculty at UBC’s Vancouver campus
I am very pleased to announce that the Board of Governors has accepted the President’s recommendation that Dr. Angela Redish be appointed as the Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Enrolment and Academic Facilities for a five-year term commencing September 1, 2012.
Dr. Redish is a Professor in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts at UBC, having taught here for nearly 30 years. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and her subsequent research studied the evolution of the European and North American monetary and banking systems. She served as Special Advisor at the Bank of Canada in 2000-2001, and continues to be active in monetary policy debates. Her teaching has been mainly in the areas of economic history, monetary and macro-economics.
Professor Redish served as Head of UBC’s Department of Economics from 2001-2006 and subsequently served as Senior Advisor to President Toope, acting as a faculty liaison and providing advice on such issues as the university budget, and government relations. More recently, Professor Redish has been actively involved with the project to establish the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC.
Professor Redish has been involved in various committees at UBC, including search committees for senior administrators, and the Faculty of Arts Promotion and Tenure Committee, and has also served on the Executive of the Faculty Association. Externally, Dr. Redish has served on the Board of Trustees of the Economic History Association and on the Executive Council of the Canadian Economics Association.
Following confidential interviews, the Advisory Committee recommended that Professor Redish be appointed to the position.
I would like to thank the members of the Advisory Committee for their commitment of time and energy throughout the search.
I would also like to express my gratitude to Dr. Paul Smith for his service to the University in stepping in to the pro tem position for the past year. In this short time in the Provost’s Office, Dr. Smith provided strong leadership in such areas as Access Copyright, international student programs, capital and building projects and Enriched Educational Experiences.
I look forward to working with Dr. Redish as part of the senior management team of the Provost’s Office. Her strong leadership skills, commitment to research, teaching and learning, will be a great complement to the work of this office and the University.
David H. Farrar
Provost and Vice President Academic