Lakehead University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brian J. R. Stevenson as President and Vice-Chancellor for a five-year term, commencing August 1, 2010. The announcement follows a year-long international search by the Lakehead Board of Governors to replace Dr. Frederick Gilbert, who will retire this summer after 12 years of service to the University.Dr. Stevenson received his undergraduate degree and MA from the University of Victoria, and a PhD in Political Studies from Queen's University. A recognized specialist in international relations and Canadian foreign policy, Brian Stevenson first taught at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and later at the University of Alberta where he also served as Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President. He has served as senior policy advisor to the Canadian Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and has worked in Washington D.C. for the Organization of American States and as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The current Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of Winnipeg, Brian Stevenson brings impeccable academic, administrative, and public service credentials to the position. Dr. Stevenson has made contributions as a board member of the Canadian Council for the Americas and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas. He currently sits on the Advisory Council of the Network on North American Studies in Canada.