In a statement issued today to campus, University of Prince Edward Island President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz announced that Dr. Miles Turnbull, Dean of Education has accepted the role of Vice-Principal Academic at Bishop’s University, effective January 1, 2014. Turnbull will be the fifth person at the Lennoxville, Quebec university to hold this position. Dean Turnbull has agreed to support the transition until assuming his new role at Bishop’s University.
“While the entire UPEI community will miss Dean Turnbull’s ongoing contributions,” said President Abd-El-Aziz, “I am grateful for his instrumental work, especially in expanding graduate programs in the Faculty of Education during difficult budget times.”
Turnbull served as Dean, Associate Dean, Coordinator of Graduate Studies, and Professor in the Faculty of Education. He also founded the UPEI Bachelor of Education—français langue seconde; was a lecturer in the UPEI Department of Modern Languages and Director of the Summer Language Program; and was Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.
President Abd-El-Aziz added, “UPEI can be proud that it has played a part in developing leaders who go on to have impact on post-secondary education across Canada, and I sincerely congratulate Dean Turnbull on his new role.”