Dr. Jan Stewart Appointed Acting Dean

Fri. May. 5, 2017

Congratulations and welcome to Dr. Jan Stewart who was appointed Acting Dean of The Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology & Applied Health which was announced by VPA, Dr. Neil Besner earlier this week. Dr. Stewart's appointment begins July 1, 2017 and continues throughout the 2017/18 academic year. We are grateful to Dr. James Currie who as been our Acting Dean since July 2016; he moves on to his new leadership role as Acting Vice-President, Academic and Provost.

Dr. Jan Stewart is a Professor in the Faculty of Education and Coordinator of Advanced Studies in Education at The University of Winnipeg. She is the former Director and current Acting Associate Dean of The Institute for Children Affected by War at UWinnipeg's Global College. She has also been the Acting Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education for the last year and brings this rich experience and expertise to her new role in our Faculty.

Dr. Jan Stewart, Acting Dean

About Dr. Jan Stewart

Stewart is the lead investigator of a three-year national research program to study educational strategies and career development programs to support refugee and immigrant children and youth in Canada. The program is scheduled to end in 2018 and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), and Mitacs Canada.

Stewart has been the project lead for international research and teacher development programs in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Uganda. She has conducted numerous seminars at national and international conferences on the needs and challenges of children who have been affected by conflict, violence, abuse, mental health issues, neglect, and human rights violations.

She is the author of The STARS Program, The Tough Stuff Series, The Anger Workout Book for Teens, and, most recently, Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators.

For more information, visit her profile in the Experts Guide: