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UOIT Provost named Memorial’s Vice-President, Research


OSHAWA, ON – Dr. Richard Marceau, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), will join Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) as its new Vice-President, Research effective June 1, 2013.

“Richard’s unwavering drive and dedication that helped build UOIT’s dynamic and innovative academic team, coupled with his commitment to faculty, staff and students will be greatly missed,” said UOIT President Tim McTiernan. “On behalf of the UOIT community, I wish Richard the very best in his new role at MUN and look forward to working on synergies between both institutions.”

Since joining UOIT in 2005, Dr. Marceau has led the university’s academic team, overseeing the remarkable growth of its portfolio of undergraduate and graduate programs. His accomplishments at UOIT include establishing the Office of Graduate Studies, which saw UOIT confer its first PhDs in 2011; the emergence of Energy Systems and Nuclear Engineering as the university’s seventh faculty; and the creation of numerous pathways and signing of articulation agreements that provide diploma-to-degree opportunities with colleges all across Ontario, including Durham College.

During his more than eight years with UOIT, Dr. Marceau also served as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; earned the university’s first United States patent for UOIT’s Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization; and built the Electric Power and Energy Engineering Consortium with industrial partners and seven other Ontario universities.

As an active member of the community, Richard has served on numerous volunteer boards such as the Parkwood Foundation and National Historic Site where he assumed the role of President. The UOIT community thanks Richard for his dedication, and again we wish him well in his newest endeavour.


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