UBCO has a new Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Development.
Dr. Gordon Binsted has signed a five year term with the University after serving as acting dean since 2011 and will oversee the faculty that includes the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
Binsted says the faculty has just completed a very large growth phase, so now they're entering a position of renewal.
"I think for the next five years my goal is to solidify our undergraduate programs, because they are indeed nation leading as far as innovation and how they deliver programs to students. I also want to increase our research productivity. We're making some great strides recently with some fantastic hires."
Binsted he will also seek out stronger collaborations and more national and international funding support, all in an effort to becoming a leader in their expertise.