Office of the Dean

Interim Vice-Provost and Dean

Deborah Burshtyn

Interim Vice-Provost and Dean



Dr. Deborah Burshtyn began her term as Interim Vice-Provost and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) at the University of Alberta on Aug. 1, 2018, after serving as the Vice-Dean since July 1, 2016, following her service as an Associate Dean in the Faculty from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. As Vice-Dean, she led quality assurance processes for graduate programs and advocated for the articulation of learning outcomes for graduate programs, two initiatives designed to effect long-term positive change on graduate students’ learning experiences. Dr. Burshtyn played an important role in the recent review of academic governance, worked extensively with Faculties and Departments on the development of new program proposals, led policy changes affecting graduate programs and graduate students, and supported the implementation of strategic initiatives for FGSR.  She is a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Adjunct in Medical Genetics and continues a research program in the area of innate immune receptor genetics and the response to virus infection. 

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