Allison Sekuler, a long-serving McMaster professor, Canada Research Chair and academic leader has been named the next Vice-President Research and Sandra A. Rotman Chair at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto.
In 2001, Sekuler was appointed the first Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at McMaster. In addition to her appointment as professor in Psychology , Neuroscience and Behaviour, she has held a number of academic leadership roles on campus.
She has served as Associate Vice-President Research, Acting Vice-President Research (two occasions), Associate Vice-President and Dean of Graduate Studies and as a special advisor to the President.
Sekuler leads a highly-regarded brain health research lab on campus and she will continue to lead that lab after moving to her new position in Toronto.
“While we are sorry to see Allison leave McMaster, we are very pleased that she will continue to have a presence on our campus,” says David Wilkinson, Provost and Vice-President Academic. “McMaster, its students, faculty and our entire community have been the beneficiaries of Allison’s leadership, vision and world-class expertise. We thank her for her service and look forward to continuing to work together in the coming years."
Sekuler’s appointment at Baycrest takes effect September 1.