Hall to Head Research Efforts at Australian University

January 15, 2014 - Campus Bulletin

Kevin Hall, the University of Guelph’s vice-president (research), has been named deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation) at the University of Newcastle in Australia. He begins March 1.

The announcement was made Thursday at 10 a.m. AEDT (6 p.m. Wednesday local time).

“This is great news for Kevin, and I am genuinely pleased for him,” said U of G president Alastair Summerlee.

“His recruitment and subsequent appointment by an internationally ranked university is a positive reflection on U of G. I know the entire Guelph community will join me in wishing him the best of luck in his new position."

Summerlee said that a decision regarding an interim vice-president (research) is forthcoming, and information will be communicated to the U of G community via this web page when available.

Hall joined U of G in January 2009 from Queen’s University, where he headed the Department of Civil Engineering, directed the Centre for Water and the Environment, and chaired the Institute for Population and Public Health.

"Of course, I will miss many great colleagues and friends who gave me an incredible welcome to the Guelph community five years ago,” Hall said.

“But this new challenge is a wonderful opportunity for me. I am excited about advancing global leadership in medical and health research, building on a world-class reputation for sustainable energy and resources, and linking research and graduate student portfolios."

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