In June 2003, Dr. Kathryn Hamer became only the second female Vice-President at UNB Saint John since its establishment in 1964. Prior to this appointment she was the Dean of Arts at Mount Allison University where she had taught French since 1975. As a student at the University of Toronto, Dr. Hamer earned her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees and completed her Ph.D in 1975. She has received a number of awards and distinctions, including a nomination for the John Glassco Prize in Literary Translation, the Herbert and Leota Tucker Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, a Camargo Foundation Fellowship, and several Canada Council Doctoral Fellowships.
Dr. Hamer was a member of the first New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, has sat on the Executive Committee of the Senior Women Administrators Association of Canada, and was Chair of the Association of Atlantic Deans of Arts and Science. In 2006, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Beauséjour Medical Research Institute, Atlantic Canada's largest cancer research centre. Early in 2005, she unveiled an ambitious new campus plan that will guide the future development of the Tucker Park campus for the next several decades. Dr. Hamer served five years as Vice-President, stepping down from her position in 2008.
- UA Case 137; Section 6.
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