Janice Deakin

Provost Biography

Dr. Janice Deakin is Western's Provost & Vice-President (Academic), appointed to a five-year term beginning August 1, 2010, and re-appointed to a second five-year term beginning August 1, 2015. Prior to her current roles, Janice was Associate Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies at Queen's University, where she had held various academic and administrative appointments since 1986.

Speaking Requests

To request Provost & Vice-President (Academic) Janice Deakin to speak at your event, please first contact Malcolm Ruddock at (519) 661-3144 or email to determine if the Provost is available on the date of your event. Once the Provost's attendance at your event has been confirmed please complete and submit the online form at

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Organizational Chart

Western's Provost & Vice-President (Academic) portfolio includes senior executive oversight of all academic units, Faculty Relations, Registrar's Office, student recruitment, Institutional Planning & Budgeting, the University library system, and Information Technology Services.