Announcing the Deans of Business and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christine Hughes as Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, powerful July 1, 2023, and Dr. Vikas Mehrotra as Dean of the Alberta University of Small business, effective April 11, 2023.

Dr. Christine Hughes

Dr. Hughes is a professor of pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences. A experienced leader and practiced administrator, Dr. Hughes has served the faculty as Interim Dean considering the fact that 2021. She has also held various other leadership roles in the school such as vice-dean, assistant dean of PharmD curriculum advancement, affiliate dean of undergraduate plans, and chair of the pharmacy observe division.

As a researcher, Dr. Hughes focuses on the therapy and prevention of HIV and other sexually-transmitted and blood-borne bacterial infections, as properly as the position of community pharmacists in sexual wellbeing, like screening, treatment and the administration of vaccines. Her scientific experience and leadership was identified with the MJ Huston Pharmacist of Difference and the Canadian Pharmacists Association Patient Treatment Accomplishment in Specialty Exercise. She is the recipient of various teaching awards, including the University of Alberta’s Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instructing, the Bristol Myers Squibb, Excellence in Teaching Award, and the faculty’s Educating Excellence Award.

Dr. Hughes’ eyesight for the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences carries on to prioritize the development of equity, variety and inclusivity, Indigenous initiatives, and a collegial function environment. She is invested in advancing interdisciplinary analysis and instructing advertising and marketing collegiality with educational colleagues, students, alumni, donors and skilled corporations and continuing to guide the way in advancing pharmacy exercise in Alberta and throughout Canada.

Dr. Vikas Mehrotra

Dr. Mehrotra is a professor of finance at the Alberta College of Business enterprise, and a longtime member of the College of Alberta group. Considering the fact that becoming a member of the U of A in 1992 he has served in a range of leadership roles, which includes affiliate dean of MBA courses (2002-2005) in which he stewarded the launch of the Masters in Money Management in Shenzhen, China, as very well as degree choices in Fort McMurray. He also served as a chair of the section of finance from 2007-2017, for the duration of which time he aided located the Alberta Finance Institute with the target to foster economical schooling and investigate that contributes to the financial progress of the province.

Dr. Mehrotra’s exploration focuses on local weather risk, spouse and children organization, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, worldwide monetary markets, and environmental, social and governance evaluation. His exploration in local weather chance data disclosure seeks to recognize the incentives corporations deal with in voluntarily disclosing climate hazard information and facts to their traders, and determine the resource of gains from reductions in their carbon emissions.

Dr. Mehrotra’s leadership priorities incorporate participatory choice-earning, with an emphasis on equity, range and inclusion, Indigenization, and active listening. His vision for the Alberta School of Organization keeps in thoughts the issues and opportunities confronted by the more substantial culture we live in. He sees positioning the Alberta Faculty of Enterprise to coach generations of leaders operating with the world financial state, addressing these possibilities, and tackling these troubles as the school’s greatest target and mission—a mission the college pursues in shut partnership with the business enterprise community.

Thank you to Dr. Kyle Murray for his services as Acting Dean considering the fact that 2021. Dr. Murray has delivered robust and stable management for the Alberta University of Small business through the rigorous challenges of the previous two a long time, including the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, spending plan cuts and institutional restructuring. I have been grateful for his considerate assistance and engagement, and wish him perfectly into the foreseeable future.

I want to thank the members of both Dean Range Committees for their determination and tricky perform throughout the assortment processes.

Remember to be a part of me in congratulating Deans Hughes and Mehrotra and welcoming them to their new leadership position at the U of A.

Verna Yiu
Interim Provost and Vice-president (Tutorial)