Michael Collins McIntyre

Dean Emeritus

Michael McIntyre


A highly accomplished administrator, researcher and professor, Dr. Michael McIntyre is noted for his outstanding contributions while serving as Assistant Dean from 1978 to 1982, and Dean of Arts and Science from 1982 to 1992.

During the decade McIntyre served as Dean, virtually the entire University fell under the umbrella of the Faculty of Arts and Science. He impressed his colleagues with his ability to not only balance his many responsibilities — which included oversight of the University’s academic programs and its faculty, teaching, and his own research program — but to maintain an active role as a leader. Remarkably, in addition to performing duties that today are shared among several different positions, McIntyre gained national attention for the establishment of UWinnipeg’s Centre for Academic Writing and developed an accessibility program for those with physical disabilities.

McIntyre also boosted the arts presence on campus by fostering the evolution of Theatre from a program to a department, and by establishing In-Residence programs for writers, directors and playwrights. Working collegially with the departments, he was able to foster research capacity in the sciences. 

McIntyre joined The University of Winnipeg’s psychology department in 1975 after earning his PhD in neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota and completing his post-doctoral fellowship at Cornell University, New York. After his final term as Dean, he returned to the Department of Psychology.  

McIntyre retired in 2014, the same year he was recognized with the Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance. In 2005, he was awarded the Clifford J. Robson Award for Excellence in Teaching.

McIntyre is currently Research Program leader with the Compassion Project at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. His impressive legacy of research includes more than 40 refereed journal articles and 55 conference presentations and informal publications. He has also served as an Affiliated Scientist and Program Leader of the Functional Neuroimaging Program at the National Research Council of Canada, and has supervised doctoral and post-doctoral students in psychology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, linguistics, radiology, and physics.

The University of Winnipeg honours Dr. Michael Collins McIntyre as Dean Emeritus.