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Dr. W. Alan Wright, Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning

Portrait shot of Dr. Alan Wright Dr. Alan Wright, vice-provost, teaching and learning, commenced a six-year term on September 1 2006. He will begin his second term in July, 2013.

The Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning is responsible for the overall academic direction and management of the Centre for Teaching & Learning, and will lead the development of learning-centred policies, practices, and programs in the university.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Wright was Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Université du Québec and an associate professor of education at the Lévis Campus.  He has a strong record of teaching, research and publication, and has held academic and administrative positions at various Canadian universities, including McGill and Concordia in Montreal, Dalhousie and Mount Saint Vincent in Nova Scotia, and the Université du Québec in Rimouski.

Wright is a graduate of Mount Allison University, New Brunswick (BA, English and French Literature); McGill University, Montreal (teaching and MA degrees); and Université de Montréal (PhD). His master’s and doctoral studies focused on the collective efforts of school teachers to improve teaching and learning conditions, socio-economic standards, and professional status.

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