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Dr. Lisa Carter reappointed dean of AU Faculty of Science and Technology

October 31, 2014

Dr. Lisa Carter, dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, speaking at the 2012 ARBRI Day, a research event organized by the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI).

Dr. Lisa Carter, dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, speaking at the 2012 ARBRI Day, a research event organized by the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI).

Dr. Lisa Carter was reappointed dean of Athabasca University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) for a second five-year term effective Oct. 1, 2014.

“We’re fortunate to have a dean with Dr. Carter’s energy, enthusiasm and deep commitment to Athabasca University,” said Dr. Cindy Ives, interim vice-president, academic, at AU. “In her next five years, she will lead the Faculty of Science and Technology toward strengthening relationships with students, academics, staff and the community.”

As the founding dean of FST, which was formed in 2009 when AU reorganized its academic centres into faculties, Dr. Carter has provided leadership for many initiatives. Some of these include:

  • creating and proposing nine new undergraduate and graduate programs in science and technology to the Campus Alberta Quality Council
  • establishing the RAIC Centre for Architecture
  • spearheading the Learning Communities project
  • developing faculty and program councils and their associated processes
  • turning the office of the FST dean into a paperless, green office
  • building strong outreach activities, relationships and fundraising groundwork for FST priorities

Carter joined the AU community in 1995 and performed several teaching and administrative roles before becoming the dean of FST. Outside of AU, she’s a strong advocate for promoting careers in science and technology, especially for under-represented groups and communities. She’s currently a board member for BESTT (Bridge for Engineering Science and Technology Talent) and in the past has served on the boards for the Alberta Women’s Science Network and the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology.

Updated December 09 2014 by FST Technical Staff

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