Former Student is New Dean of Education

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BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) alumna with international teaching and research experience is returning to the University as Dean of Education.

Dr. Heather Duncan, BU Dean of Education (web)Dr. Heather Duncan obtained her Masters of Education at BU and PhD in Education Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Currently, Dr. Duncan is Associate Professor and Educational Leadership Program Coordinator at the University of Wyoming. She is also editor of the “Rural Educator” journal.

BU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Deborah Poff says, “Heather’s experience with rural leadership and emerging educational development, coupled with her familiarity of Brandon University and the surrounding community, will be invaluable in shaping our education programming.”

Dr. Duncan has teaching and leadership experience in Manitoba, the US and Scotland at the grade school and university levels, and awards including the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal, Brandon University Gold Medal, and University of Wyoming Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award.

“Education is my passion,” says Dr. Duncan, “and I welcome this opportunity to help take BU’s strong undergraduate and Master of Education programming to the next level.”

Dr. Duncan begins a five-year term as Dean, Faculty of Education, on July 1st, 2013.

Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research, creation and scholarship; educating students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Deborah Poff
President and Vice-Chancellor
Glen Kirby
Communications Officer


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