Vice-Provost and Associate Vice President, Academic

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice President, Academic


Greg Finn was appointed to the position of Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic on September 1, 2007. He first joined Brock University in 1985 as a lecturer in the Department of Geological Sciences, and after completing his PhD at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1989, he was appointed Assistant Professor. He served as Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences from 1996-2002 and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science at Brock from 2003-2007.

Greg has a strong teaching and research record but has also been extremely active in department, faculty and university academic affairs during his time at Brock. His involvement in education issues outside the university environment includes serving as President of the Science Teachers' Association of Ontario.  He has served as President of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (2008-9), and is currently serving as President of the Canadian Geoscience Standards Board (2008-) and President-Elect of the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (2010-11).


Position Profile - Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic
Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Vice-Provost functions as a member of the senior academic administration team, providing support, leadership and vision to the University in areas such as: undergraduate program coordination; undergraduate program development and delivery; undergraduate program evaluation; teaching, learning and educational technologies; faculty and student relations; and cooperative education.



Serves as Acting Provost in the absence of the Provost

Serves on the Senate (ex officio) and its Committees:

  • Academic Review Committee
  • Undergraduate Program Committee
  • Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee
  • Student Appeals Board Committee
  • Teaching and Learning Policy Committee
  • Governance Committee

Serves as a Senior Academic Administration representative:

  • Senior Administrative Council (SAC)
  • Council of Academic Administrators (CAA)
  • Committee of Academic Deans (CAD)
  • Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents (OCAV)

Serves on a range of University Committees including:

  • Academic Integrity Advisory Committee
  • Joint BUFA/Administration Health and Safety Committee
  • Service Learning Committee
  • Orientation Committee
  • Retention Committee
  • University Accessibility Steering Committee
  • Emergency Response Team

Provides support and leadership to the Associate Deans:

  • Monthly meetings

External collaboration:

  • College-University Consortium Council (CUCC) of Ontario
  • Niagara College
  • Foreign institutions through Brock International


Greg Finn
Greg Finn
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