Carleton University is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles L.B. Macdonald as Dean of the Faculty of Science for a five-year term starting Aug. 1, 2018.
Macdonald is currently Head of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Windsor, after serving as acting Dean of Science at Windsor from 2015 to 2016 and Associate Dean of Science responsible for graduate studies from 2010 to 2017.
“On behalf of Carleton University, I look forward to welcoming Chuck to our community,” said Interim Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin. “He is a seasoned academic administrator with an in-depth understanding of the issues facing higher education in general, as well as the particular issues facing universities in Ontario. These skills, together with his strong research portfolio and clear vision for the future, make him an outstanding choice for Science at Carleton.”
Macdonald was born in Halifax, N.S. He obtained a BSc (Honours) in 1994 and a PhD in 1998 under the supervision of Prof. Neil Burford at Halifax’s Dalhousie University.
From 1998 to 2001, Macdonald was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2001, he joined the University of Windsor.
Macdonald’s areas of scientific interest include main group synthetic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, crystallography and computational/theoretical chemistry.
“I am elated and tremendously thrilled to be joining the Faculty of Science at Carleton University during this exciting time of growth and renewal,” said Macdonald. “I am looking forward very much to getting to know the faculty, staff and students that make the Faculty of Science what it is and to becoming a member of the Carleton community. I am confident that — together — we will do great things!”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Science Decanal Search Committee for their care and diligent work in completing a successful search process,” said Tomberlin. “As well, on behalf of the Search Committee, I thank all who submitted comments and feedback throughout the process.
“I would also like to thank Dwight Deugo for taking on the role of Interim Dean this past year and for accepting to continue until Aug. 1, when Macdonald takes up his new position.”