Kinesiology professor named dean of graduate studies

Patricia Weir, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology, will begin a five-year term as dean of graduate studies on July 1, provost Leo Groarke announced Thursday. She has been acting in that capacity over the last year.

“In her new role, Dr. Weir will continue to work on some of the goals identified in the review of graduate studies last year,” Dr. Groarke said. “I look forward to her engagement with students and faculty in graduate programs across campus--and her peers across the province--to promote programs and practices that enhance the graduate experience and student research opportunities that build on the University's many academic and professional strengths.”

Weir joined the UWindsor faculty in 1991. Her research interests include addressing motor behaviour and lifespan development, in particular patterns of engagement in Canadian seniors within the framework of successful aging.

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