Information for Chairs

This page links to reference materials to make your job as Chair, or Head a bit easier.

Biology Programs Across Canada - A Report of the CCUBC Curriculum Taskforce - Presented to the 2022-2023 Membership of the CCUBC - Prepared by: Aarthi Ashok (University of Toronto, Scarborough), Jennifer Peter (Western University) & Elizabeth Welsh (Dalhousie University)- January 2023


How does the staffing of my department compare - 2016


The Roles and Responsibilities of Middle Management - Revised: May 2011
(Chairs and Deans) in Canadian Universities by Lydia M. Boyko and Glen A. Jones


Directory of Practical Resources for Department Chairs Revised April 2010


An Examination of Academic Department Chairs in Canadian Universities - December 2009
Doctoral Thesis Research, Summary and Highlights
Lydia Boyko, Ph.D.


This Guidebook For New Principal Investigators by Roderick McInnes, Brenda Andrews and Richard Rachubinski provides very useful information on grant writing for new (and used) faculty members.


The Toronto Dominion Bank Report on Post Secondary Education in Canada from March 15, 2004 contains much information on the value of PSE in Canada. Well worth a read.


An article on Management vs. Leadership. Contains some interesting tidbits, and advice.


A short article on Dealing with Challenging Faculty members which can be quite useful.


Another article on Building Leadership.


A short piece on Managing Change in the university environment.