Executive director announced for U4 League
The Presidents of Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison, and St. Francis Xavier Universities are pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Edwards as Executive Director for the U4 League.
The U4 League was established in 2013 and is an alliance including Mount Allison, Acadia, St. FX, and Bishop’s Universities committed to providing the best undergraduate educational experience in Canada and internationally.
Dr. Edwards is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Arts (Department of English) at St. Francis Xavier University. She earned her PhD from the University of Edinburgh after graduating from Queen’s University. Over the past three years, in addition to her academic work, she has created a world-class rowing facility that was the recent host of the Canadian University Rowing Championships.
Edwards will be responsible for ensuring the long-term success of the U4, an initiative that promotes and enhances the unique educational environment offered at the four universities. The U4 presents many opportunities for students and faculty, and is poised to unveil a series of new endeavours in the 2016-2017 academic year.
“The U4 League has engaged in many events and partnerships since its establishment, including discussions around undergraduate teaching, debating tournaments, student leaderships forums, and research events,” says Mount Allison University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell. “I look forward to working with Dr. Edwards in her new role on future U4 League endeavours.”
Dr. Edwards says that she is eager to take on this new role.
“My experiences within academia and with large-scale project management will, I hope, enable me to help develop an organization that will be a model of collaboration and foresight,” she says. “The U4 presents a phenomenal opportunity for our students and faculty.”
About the U4 League
The U4 League includes Mount Allison, Acadia, Bishop’s, and St. Francis Xavier Universities. It is a cooperative initiative to promote and extend common objectives of providing students from across Canada and around the world with a high quality, undergraduate university education in a residential setting. Find out more about the U4 League and previous and upcoming collaborations, by visiting u4league.ca.