Brenda Brouwer is Head, Academic Partnerships at the Vector Institute providing leadership for the RAISE AI talent development initiative. She is on secondment from Queen’s University where she is a faculty member since 1990 conducting research on the control and patterns of human movement in health and following stroke. Most recently, she has served as Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies from 2010 to 2018. In that role, she provided academic and administrative leadership which involved the expansion and development of graduate credentials including professional and applied advanced degrees, and the establishment of policies and best practices that support academic excellence and academic and professional development for students. She has supervised 12 professional master’s students and more than 34 research master’s and doctoral students to completion.
From 2014-17 Brenda was president of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies and involved in activities to strengthen both graduate education in Canada and the formation of highly skilled and sought-after graduates to support societal well-being, global economies, and the advancement of technology and innovation. She has also served on the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (2014-18), the provincial body responsible for assuring the quality of all programs leading to degrees, including new undergraduate and graduate programs She holds a BSc. in Kinesiology (University of Waterloo), an MSc in Biomechanics (McGill University) and a PhD in Neuroscience (University of Toronto).