Volume 95, Issue 84

Wednesday, March 13, 2002
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London declares all-out war on smokers

Brand new crusty old dean?

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OPSEU strike may affect OSAP

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Brand new crusty old dean?

By Erin Conway-Smith
Gazette Staff

Exciting times await Brian Timney, the newly-appointed dean of Western's social science faculty.

An associate dean since 1992, Timney served as acting dean during the 1998/1999 school year and is a psychology professor. He also co-authored the Student Code of Conduct. Timney will begin his five-year term as dean on July 1.

The social science faculty – the largest at Western and "the heart of the university" – is fortunate to have Timney as its new dean, said Greg Moran, Western's provost and VP-academic.

"He has been an incredibly important faculty member, in terms of his teaching and research contributions," Moran said.

Timney is a fine scholar, known for his work which investigates alcohol's effects on vision, said Western president Paul Davenport.

Davenport noted Timney has extensive administrative experience at Western with both university administration and the social science faculty, including sitting on Senate.

The Social Science Students' Council is excited to work with Timney, said SSSC acting-president Ashley Hale.

"He has been a great supporter of the SSSC and has worked closely with past presidents," she said.

Timney said he has a good working relationship with the SSSC and looks forward to working with the council as dean.

Both the faculty and the council work together to further the needs of students at different levels, he said. "I would like to continue [to] strengthen this relationship," he added.

It is a good time to be taking on the position of social science dean, Timney said, noting the current potential for increased funding after the massive budget cuts of previous years.

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