McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Dr. Vanessa Andreotti as Dean, Faculty of Education at University of Victoria (UVic). In her new role, Dr. Andreotti will champion and facilitate the goals and actions of reconciliation, promote Indigenous resurgence through Indigenous-led innovations in teaching, research and creative practices, and relationship-building. She will promote the decolonization of the curriculum and work to support anti-oppression training to promote gender justice.

Currently, Dr. Andreotti serves as the interim Director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities, and Global Change, and is a full professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. She was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists in 2019. As an experienced leader and passionate educator, Dr. Andreotti is committed to creating spaces of independent, multi-voiced, trans-disciplinary, critically informed, and socially and ecologically accountable debates about alternative futures. Dr. Andreotti will be joining UVic in July 2023.

UVic is a leading research-intensive institution with internationally recognized research strengths that includes climate and sustainability, health and wellness, Indigenous-led scholarship, and social justice and equity. UVic is committed to being the Canadian research university that best integrates outstanding scholarship, engaged learning and real-life involvement to contribute to a better future for people and the planet.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Principal Alex Verdecchia, Consultant Tracey Vopni, and Research Associate Alina Ivanets.