Dr. Janet Kalesnikoff – Senior Manager, Strategic Projects
I am delighted to welcome Dr. Janet Kalesnikoff who has joined the office of the Provost as Senior Manager, Strategic Projects. Janet will be working closely with Michael Burgess, Associate Provost Strategy. Her university journey started at UBC Vancouver where she obtained her BSc and her PhD in Experimental Medicine (conducting research at the BC Cancer Research Center). Janet then went on to do her post-doctoral work at Stanford University. She spent the last 16 years there and obtained a wealth of experience in various administrative roles. Most recently, she worked as the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Stanford University School of Medicine where she fostered partnerships with key academic and industry partners and supported the realization of strategic priorities.
In our next newsletter, we will bring you more information on the exciting strategic initiatives Michael and Janet are working on such as the development of interdisciplinarity (including the planning for an interdisciplinary academic building); a strategic approach to community engagement and cross-campus collaborations.