U of G Names Two New Deans

The University of Guelph will welcome two new deans to campus this fall and in early 2018.

Mary WellsMary Wells begins a five-year term Nov. 1 as dean of the newly renamed College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Wells is associate dean of outreach and a professor in mechanical and mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo. She chairs the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, and is a sought-after expert and international speaker on women in engineering and science.


Samantha BrennanSamantha Brennan will become dean of the College of Arts for a five-year term beginning Jan. 1.

Brennan is a professor of women’s studies and feminist research at Western University. She served as chair of Western’s Department of Philosophy for eight years and was a founding member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. She is a prolific blogger on feminist issues and an advocate for the public humanities.

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