posted on July 3: Sutherland serves as acting provost and vice-president academic


Dean of Science Peter Sutherland has been named acting provost and vice-president academic.

The appointment was approved last month by Board and the Senate Committee on Appointments and was effective July 1.

His appointment could be for a few months or up to one year depending on how soon a new provost is in place.

“Peter brings a wide range of experience to the position and
his understanding of the University's success and current priorities
will be important to McMaster's ongoing operations,” said University President Peter George.

Sutherland has informed the Board and Senate that he would not be a candidate for the position.

A search is currently under way for a new provost to take up the post. See Search for new provost underway in the Worth Mentioning section of the Daily News for more details.

John Drake, director of the School of Geography & Geology, is acting dean of science.

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