McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Dr. Michael Quinn as Provost and Vice-President, Academic at Vancouver Island University. Dr. Quinn will ensure the efforts of all divisions are directed toward achieving the key goals of the university’s academic mission while fostering a culture that embraces innovation, promotes educational equity, and is student focused.

Dr. Quinn brings deep knowledge and a strong track record of leadership throughout his career. Most recently, he served as the Associate Vice President, Research and Scholarship at Mount Royal University and as their Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning before that. His commitment to Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and academic development will serve him well in this new role. Dr. Quinn will assume his new role on June 22, 2022.

Vancouver Island University acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Snaw-Naw-As, and Tla’amin Peoples, whose traditional lands they teach, learn, research, live, and share knowledge. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a Canadian public university that serves Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia. The university has grown into a major institution that plays a vital role in the educational, cultural, and economic life of the area and provides its students with a unique, hands-on learning experience and many opportunities for undergraduate research.

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