McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Brad Wuetherick as the Associate Provost of Academic Programs, Teaching, and Learning for the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO). Brad will provide strategic leadership, vision, and coordination for the teaching and learning mission at the UBCO. He will lead a growing campus, embrace the potential of programs and faculty, and enable substantive pedagogical changes in collaboration with the academic community. He will implement the overarching focus of the portfolio, which is to find strategies to create an inclusive, antiracist teaching and learning environment at UBCO.
Brad joins UBCO from Dalhousie University, where he served as Executive Director, Learning and Teaching for the past eight years, as well as a senior team member in the Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic. As Executive Director, he oversaw the growth and transformation of the Centre for Learning and Teaching, including the creation of an enrichment program for teaching assistants, a certificate in teaching and learning for faculty, and the creation of portfolios focused on diversity, inclusivity, internationalization, and indigenization.
Of Métis ancestry, Brad served as Co-Chair of Dalhousie’s Indigenous Council for the past five years, championing a number of key Indigenous initiatives on campus. Brad helped establish Dalhousie’s Indigenous Studies and Elders-in-Residence programs. He was also part of the team that created Dalhousie’s Indigenous Strategy focused on the establishment of Dalhousie as the medical-doctoral research university of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.
The University of British Columbia Okanagan is located in Kelowna, British Columbia. The campus is comprised of more than 9,120 students who are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in eight faculties and schools.
More information on this appointment can be found at UBCO.