Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

The University of Alberta has begun the search for the next Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and a Dean Selection Committee has been established in accordance with GFC regulations. Committee composition is defined in the Faculty Deans Selection Procedure Appendix A: Dean Selection Committees for Individual Faculties.

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Dean Selection Committee

Steven Dew, Chair,
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Walter Dixon, Vice-Chair
Interim Vice-President (Research)

Bryan Hogeveen                       
Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Karen Pollock 
Chair, Communication Sciences & Disorders                       

LuAnne McFarlane
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Mary Forhan
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Doug Gross
Professor, Physical Therapy

Jaynie Yang
Professor, Physical Therapy 

Joyce Vogelgesang
Interim Registrar of Physiotherapy Alberta - College + Association

Maggie Fulford
Registrar of Alberta College of Occupational Therapists      

Sandy Nickel
Director of Professional Practice for Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Alesha Reed
Graduate Student

Cassidy Fleming
Graduate Student     

Andrew MacIsaac
GFC Representative

Jodi Lopetinsky
Financial Administrator


Consultation and Feedback

The success of a dean selection process relies on a consultative approach, with feedback and input from faculty, staff and students, and key stakeholders of the Faculty. As such, members from the community that are served by the Faculty are invited to share in the opportunity of selecting the Dean. The Selection Committee asks for your advice and opinion on the leadership needs of the Faculty, the priorities, current issues, the future direction of the Faculty and any other key issues.

All feedback is collected on a consultation form, and may be shared with the Selection Committee. Nominations of suitable candidates for the position of Dean are encouraged and individuals who wish to stand as candidates are invited to apply.

Faculty Town Halls will be arranged to introduce faculty, staff, students and stakeholders to the members of the Selection Committee, receive information about the Faculty Dean selection process and learn about how to get involved in this important endeavor. Faculty Forums will be held to present the final candidates to the Faculty and to invite opinions on candidate suitability.

The selection of a dean is vital to the success of the Faculty. The views expressed by members of the Faculty, university and wider community are important to the selection process.


Town Hall

Thursday, September 14, 2017
2-39 Corbett Hall
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

There will be an opportunity to raise questions or give comments you may have regarding the dean selection process. All members of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine are encouraged to attend.

Faculty/Candidate Forums

Please check back for details as they are determined.

Policy on Recording/Live Streaming Faculty Forums

Town Halls and candidate presentations will NOT be video/audio recorded or broadcast live. Faculty forums and are not considered "public" events in a dean selection process. They are an extension of the interview process, which is maintained as a respectful and confidential experience for the candidates. Faculty Town Halls and Forums are open to faculty, staff and students who are able to attend, and every effort is made to find suitable times for all to participate.