Fabrice Labeau named McGill’s Vice-President (Administration and Finance)

Angela Campbell to act as Interim Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning)
Fabrice Labeau

Fabrice Labeau has been appointed McGill’s Vice-President (Administration and Finance). Labeau’s five-year renewable term will begin on June 1, 2024. The announcement was made on April 26, by Deep Saini, President of McGill.

“Please join me in congratulating Professor Labeau on his appointment,” said the President. “I also take this opportunity to thank Diana Dutton for serving as Interim Vice-President (Administration and Finance) since September 2023. Finally, thanks are due to the members of the Advisory Committee and to everyone in the community who shared their comments and advice during the search process.”

Labeau came to McGill in 2000, as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Over the past 15 years, he has held a number of academic administrative appointments both within the Faculty of Engineering and centrally. These include Acting Department Chair, Associate Dean, Acting Dean, and co-acting Provost.

Currently, Labeau serves as Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning), a position he has held since 2019, following a one-year period as Interim. Labeau is also the planning chief of the University’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and led the University’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angela Campbell steps in as Interim Deputy Provost (SLL)

Angela Campbell

In a separate statement, Provost Christopher Manfredi announced that Angela Campbell will serve as Deputy Provost (SLL) on an interim basis. She will begin her mandate on June 1, 2024, and will continue until the appointment of a new Deputy Provost (SLL).

Campbell, who has been serving as Associate Provost of Equity and Academic Policies since 2015, is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Law.

In his statement, the Provost highlighted a number of important EDI initiatives spearheaded by Campbell, including the development of McGill’s EDI Strategic Plan, Anti-Black Racism Action Plan, the Provost Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, and the 2022 Initiative against Islamophobia and Antisemitism.

“She has developed an extensive program for faculty engagement and mentorship to ensure our University feels welcoming and accessible despite its size and complexity,” said Manfredi. “Throughout her mandate, she has demonstrated that excellence and equity are mutually fulfilling goals and represented collegial governance at its best.”

The announcement of an acting appointment for the Associate Provost of Equity and Academic Policies position will take place in due course.

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