Robert Gordon, a distinguished researcher and academic administrator, has been appointed provost and vice-president: academic at Wilfrid Laurier University, effective July 1, 2018.

Since joining Laurier as vice-president: research in November 2015, Gordon has significantly advanced Laurier’s research initiatives while integrating research, teaching and community engagement. Gordon has provided strategic direction for Laurier’s rapidly growing research areas, which include 23 research centres and institutes and 13 Canada research chairs. Under his leadership, Laurier saw a 23 per cent increase in total new research funding in the last year, which was recognized as the second-fastest relative growth of any university in Canada.

Gordon has been the chair of the BSIA’s Board since September 2017.

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