We would like to congratulate Dr. Chris Lovato for her appointment as Vice Dean, Academic for the Faculty of Medicine. Below is an excerpt from Dr. Dermot Kelleher, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, regarding the appointment of Dr. Chris Lovato.
“In preparing for my second term as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, I have decided to make a number of changes to the executive leadership team based on feedback from the recent external review of the Faculty. These changes are meant to clarify the structure and responsibilities of the leadership team, and facilitate more direct access for support from the various portfolios.
Dr. Chris Lovato
First, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chris Lovato as Vice Dean, Academic effective July 1, 2020 for a three year term. In this role, Dr. Lovato will provide oversight of academic standards to the administrative functions of the Faculty, provide support and guidance to academic leadership, and oversee the implementation of our strategic plan Building the Future, which will be reviewed and refreshed this fall.
Dr. Lovato is a professor within the School of Population and Public Health and has served in multiple leadership roles at UBC. She was the interim director of the School between 2016 and 2018 and was director of the Evaluation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine from 2004 to 2015, leading the development of the UBC database that tracks undergraduate medical students from admission to practice.”