Wednesday, March 28, 2007

new Dean of Health Sciences

I am very pleased to announce that the Board of Governors has
approved the appointment of Dr. John O'Neil as Dean, Faculty of
Health Sciences, for a period of five years commencing August 1,
2007. Dr. O'Neil is a medical anthropologist who is currently Head
of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Faculty of
Medicine at the University of Manitoba. I believe SFU's Faculty of
Health Sciences will be well served by his impressive background in
First Nations health, international programming and in the
application of anthropological research methods to the study of
infectious diseases such as HIV Aids.

I look forward to working with Dr. John O'Neil once he joins the
University community later this summer.

Sincerely,


Dr. John Waterhouse
Vice-President, Academic and Provost

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