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Trent University Appoints Interim Dean of Graduate Studies

Environmental & Resource Science Professor Dr. Doug Evans new Dean of Graduate Studies

Trent University is pleased to announce that Dr. Doug Evans, professor of Environmental Studies at Trent, has accepted the position of dean of graduate studies for the academic year 2013-14. 

Dr. Evans is an international leader in the field of Environmental Biogeochemistry, and is especially well-known for his research related to the analytical and environmental chemistry of inorganic contaminants. Dr. Evans joined Trent in 1980 after completing his doctorate at McGill and has developed several leading-edge techniques for analytical and environmental chemistry, including pioneering the use of atomic mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in the study of mercury and the use of stable isotopes as tracers of the fate of toxic metals in the environment.

Evans has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, most of which have appeared in prominent international journals and has made significant contributions in the training of the next generation of researchers, having supervised more than 40 graduate and postdoctoral students. In 2010 his research accomplishments were recognized when he was awarded the Trent University Distinguished Research Award.

In addition to his outstanding research career, Dr. Evans is an accomplished administrator. He has been director of the Environmental and Life Sciences graduate program three terms, and in 2004 was appointed Dean of Graduate Studies, a position he held until 2010. He is also taking a leadership role at Traill College which is primarily a graduate college and has been actively involved in Continuing Education program in the downtown location.

“Doug is an experienced administrator who in his role as head of Traill College and Dean of Graduate Studies will serve Trent and graduate students well,” said Dr. Gary Boire, Provost and Vice-President Academic. Evans noted “I am delighted to be back in the role of graduate dean and work with Vice-President Boire in a shared vision of graduate studies at Trent.”  

Graduate Studies at Trent University is distinguished by research excellence across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Currently offering 16 programs at both the masters and doctoral levels, Trent is renowned for creating and building some of Canada’s most exciting and groundbreaking graduate programs. Graduate students at Trent also have access to a college dedicated primarily to graduate studies. Located in downtown Peterborough, Catharine Parr Traill College is a hub of activity for all graduate students. For more information about Graduate Studies at Trent, visit www.trentu.ca/graduatestudies.

Posted on July 5, 2013