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Dirk de Boer appointed acting vice-dean Indigenous
Posted on 2018-01-31 in Aboriginal
Dirk de Boer
Dirk de Boer, department head and professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, will take on the role of acting vice-dean Indigenous in the College of Arts & Science while Kristina Bidwell is on maternity leave from Feb. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019.
De Boer has served multiple terms as head of the Department of Geography and Planning and is interim head of the Department of Indigenous Studies. He earned his BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Amsterdam and his PhD from the University of Alberta before joining the University of Saskatchewan in 1990.
With a research focus on erosion models, hydrology and geomorphology, de Boer has held research grants through NSERC and contracts through Environment Canada. He has published 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and has supervised six graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
De Boer has served on numerous college committees and previously held a one-year term as acting vice-dean social sciences.
College of Arts & Science students receive Indigenous Student Achievement Awards
Posted on 2018-02-14
More than a dozen students in the College of Arts & Science have been honoured with Indigenous Student Achievement Awards
Participatory art project celebrates Indigenous languages
Posted on 2018-02-13
A mural celebrating Indigenous languages attracted and engaged students, faculty and staff during Indigenous Achievement Week.
Leigh Thomas dances his way to success
Posted on 2018-02-06
Meet a third-year Regional and Urban Planning Program student who is being recognized for academic excellence
College unveils Aboriginal faculty recruitment plan
Posted on 2018-01-12
College of Arts & Science plans to recruit 30 new Aboriginal faculty members over 10 years
Canadian Geographic: Connecting to 6,000 years of history at Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Posted on 2017-12-21
The cultural site near Saskatoon is working to connect non-Indigenous and Indigenous people to 6,000 years of the region’s First Nations heritage