Elizabeth Cannon, president of the University of Calgary, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Dewald, dean of the Haskayne School of Business.
With strong leadership experience that bridges the business sector and academia, Jim is a natural fit as dean of the Haskayne School of Business. He has been interim dean since September 2012 and has been with the school in various leadership capacities since 2006. He has been director, Real Estate and Entrepreneurship Studies since 2012, and associate professor, Strategy and Global Management since 2011. From 2009 through 2012 he was associate dean, Graduate Programs, and was seconded from 2006 through 2009 as development advisor for Campus Infrastructure while he was assistant professor of Strategy and Global Management.
Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Jim was an accomplished member of the business community, serving as president and director for numerous successful property development companies, and serving on many boards and committees in the Calgary area. Currently, he is on the board of Boardwalk REIT, the largest residential real estate entity in Canada, the West Campus Development Trust, and most recently of the Certified General Accountants of Alberta Association.
He earned his BSc (Eng.) and MBA (Organizational Theory) from the University of Alberta and his PhD (Strategy and Global Management) from the University of Calgary.
Jim was appointed dean effective April 1, 2013.
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High™, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as ‘I will lift up my eyes.’
For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.