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Saint Paul University Announces the Appointment of Two New Deans

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OTTAWA (Ontario), Thursday, March 31, 2022 — Saint Paul University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Chad Glendinning as Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law and Professor Aurélie Lacassagne as Dean of the Faculties of Human Sciences and Philosophy.

Both deans will begin their mandates on July 1, 2022.

Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law

After obtaining his doctorate in canon law here at Saint Paul University in 2010, Dr. Glendinning was immediately hired as an assistant professor, before being promoted to the rank of associate in 2014. Over the years, he has held the positions of Secretary, Director of Studies and Vice-Dean within the Faculty, in addition to fostering a vast network of collaborations with canonists through his involvement with the Canadian Canon Law Society and the Canon Law Society of America. In addition to his work with the Professor’s Association, he has served in various roles for several ecclesiastical tribunals.

Thanks to his tireless work, Dr. Glendinning will be able to bring to fruition the challenges and projects not only of the Faculty of Canon Law, but also those of the Centre for Canonical Services and the Centre for Safeguarding Minors and Vulnerable Persons, with which he has worked closely for many years.

Dean of the Faculties of Human Sciences and Philosophy

Dr. Lacassagne has an impressive background and outstanding academic qualifications in teaching, research and community service. She received her PhD in political science from the Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux. As professor at Laurentian University (Sudbury) since 2005, she has held various positions, including Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and Chair of her Department. She has also taught courses at Algoma University (Sault Ste. Marie), Université de Hearst and the University of Ottawa, and spent time in Azerbaijan and Belarus early in her career.

Her main areas of research and teaching include international relations theories, the post-Soviet and Turkič-Persian spaces, immigration as well as cultural policies and practices. She likes to share her knowledge with the media and is a regular commentator for Radio-Canada and columnist for Francopresse.

Fluent in French and English (and with a good knowledge of Russian), Dr. Lacassagne is known for her dedication, enthusiasm and tireless energy, and we have no doubt that she will successfully meet the challenges and projects of the Faculties of Human Sciences and Philosophy to a successful conclusion.

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