University of Calgary

Dr. Kim Critchley appointed Dean and Chief Executive Officer of University of Calgary – Qatar

UToday HomeJanuary 7, 2013

Kim Critchley is the new Dean and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Calgary – Qatar.Kim Critchley is the new Dean and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Calgary – Qatar.I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kim Critchley as Dean and Chief Executive Officer of University of Calgary – Qatar (UCQ), effective immediately.

Critchley is no stranger to her new role after serving as Acting and Interim Dean and CEO of UCQ since Sept. 1. She came to UCQ from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) School of Nursing, where she served as Dean between 2005 and 2012, and as full professor between 2008 and 2012. She also holds adjunct appointments with the University of New Brunswick School of Nursing (Honorary Research Assistant), the University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University and the Memorial University Department of Graduate Studies.

Critchley has a long and distinguished career in nursing in post-secondary education in Canada. She has held a number of important academic administrative positions, including chair of the School of Nursing Master of Nursing Development Committee at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI,) and member of the working committee for the Canadian Research Chair in Human Development and Health.

She was the UPEI lead for 10 years for the Atlantic Regional Training Centre that offered a Masters in Applied Health Services Research with four Atlantic universities. She has also held a number of important administrative positions within the nursing profession, including serving as the Atlantic representative for ‘Picking up the Pace: Innovations in Primary Health Care from Across Canada,’ and as committee member of the Canadian Primary Health Care Initiative.

Critchley earned a BSc Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University, a Master of Nursing from the University of Calgary, a Diploma of Primary Health Care and Quality Improvement from the University of Helsinki Department of Primary Health Care, and a PhD from the University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine. Her areas of research include primary health care, children’s health, Aboriginal health, and knowledge translation. She has extensive peer-reviewed publications and scholarly-presentations to her credit. She is a member of the Association of Nurses of Prince Edward Island, the Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing Accreditation Team, and the Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing Awards Nominating Committee. She is a four-time recipient of the UPEI School of Nursing Education Award.

I would like to thank the members of the Advisory Selection Committee for their dedication to the search and selection process for this position. They were: Dr. Mohamed Fathy A. Saoud (President, Qatar Foundation; Dr. Latifa Al-Houty (Project Director, College of Nursing Project); Dianne Tapp (Dean, Faculty of Nursing); Amina Ali Aden (student representative, UCQ); Shelley Raffin Bouchal (GFC representative); Tam Donnelly (faculty representative, UCQ); Juliet Hoffart (faculty representative, UCQ); Brad Johnson (faculty representative, UCQ); Janet Rankin (GFC representative) ; Laureen Styles (faculty representative, UCQ); and Christine Jensen (administration, UCQ).

Please join me in welcoming Kim Critchley to her new position.

Dru Marshall
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)