Reposted from Carleton University

Portrait of Karen Schwartz, Academic Co-lead of CFICE's Poverty Reduction Hub.The Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) (OVPRI) [at Carleton University] is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Schwartz as Interim Associate Vice-President (Research and International) for a one-year term commencing July 1, 2018. Dr. Schwartz is currently acting in this role, replacing Pauline Rankin, who has recently been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Prior to accepting her role in OVPRI, Dr. Schwartz served as Associate Dean (Research and International) in the Faculty of Public Affairs, where she distinguished herself by helping to improve the research culture through FPA Research Month activities and the inception of the FPA Research Excellence Chairs. Her international responsibilities included the internationalization of faculty research opportunities, membership on the Carleton University Advisory Committee on Internationalization, increasing international experiential learning opportunities for students in the faculty and launching a university-wide committee to co-ordinate international opportunities for students in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies program.

She holds a tenured position in Carleton’s School of Social Work, which she took on in 1999. Her academic record includes an impressive number of well-cited publications, community-campus research collaborations and the instruction and supervision of students in community-based research.

A big congratulations from CFICE on your new appointment Karen!