From the Provost's Desk: Announcing the Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. Tammy Hopper has been appointed Dean of Rehabilitation Medicine for a five-year term.


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tammy Hopper as Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2022.

Dr. Hopper is a professor of communication sciences and disorders, and has served as Interim Dean of Rehabilitation Medicine since 2021. An experienced leader and academic administrator, she previously held the roles of Vice Dean and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) within the faculty, as well as Vice-Provost (Programs) at the institutional level.

Dr. Hopper is a registered speech-language pathologist and her research interests lie in improving the communication and everyday life of individuals living with dementia. With research funding from numerous national and international granting associations, she is an established leader in rehabilitation science. She is likewise well connected in the broader community, having served on the boards of directors for several non-profit organizations dedicated to rehabilitation for older adults.

Dr. Hopper has articulated a vision for the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine based on its core strength, teamwork, which will allow the faculty to grow its programming, increase diversity, deepen community partnerships, and further specialize in fundamental areas of research. Dr. Hopper’s commitment to equity and to working together with faculty, staff, students and community partners will serve as a strong foundation to help build the future of the faculty.

I would like to thank the members of the Dean Review Committee for their commitment and hard work, as well as all those who took time to participate in the review process. Please join me in congratulating Dean Hopper on her appointment.

Steven Dew 
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)