About the Provost

The Provost and Vice-Principal Academic is responsible for academic leadership and administration for the Okanagan campus, providing direction in planning, policy development and resource management to achieve the University’s strategic goals.  She is a key member of the Okanagan campus leadership team and the UBC system executive team.  The Provost provides leadership for the campus’ eight faculties, including Engineering, Education, Creative and Critical Studies, Arts & Sciences, Health and Social Development, Graduate Studies, and Medicine.

Cynthia MathiesonDr. Cynthia Mathieson is a Professor of Psychology and the Provost and Vice-Principal Academic of UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C.  Prior to her appointment as Provost, Dr. Mathieson served as the Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences from July 2010 – January 2014.

She obtained a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Calgary and holds Master’s degrees in English and Psychology.  Her area of research focuses on narrative analysis and qualitative approaches to women’s health.

Dr. Mathieson has received numerous awards for teaching and research excellence including the Association of Atlantic Universities Distinguished Teacher Award and the Progress Women of Excellence Award (in the education and research category)