UAlberta Dean of Science resigns, citing leadership decisions

August 9, 2018

Jonathan Schaeffer has resigned as the University of Alberta’s Dean of Science, reports the Edmonton Journal. “The university’s leadership has made decisions and taken actions that I cannot support,” wrote Shaeffer. “Therefore, the faculty of science would be better served by a different leader, one who is more in line with the expectations of the president and provost.” In a resignation letter, Shaeffer called the decision “difficult,” and did not refer to any specific decisions or statements in his letter.  Provost and VP Academic Steven Dew thanked Schaeffer for his service, and cited his achievements in a prepared statement. Edmonton Journal | CBC