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Provost's Biography

Vice-President Academic & Provost

Dr. Geoff McBoyle

Geoff McBoyle received a BSc (1964) and Dr. Geoff McBoylea PhD (1969) from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.  He joined the Geography Department, University of Waikato, New Zealand in 1966, moving to the UW Department of Geography in 1969.  Dr. McBoyle is a climatologist who specializes on the impact of climate change on tourism especially winter sports.  In addition, he researches distillery-based tourism.  Academic awards and distinctions include:  Canadian Association of Geographers’ Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004); University Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award, National (US) Council for Geographic Education (1994); Service to the Profession Award, Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (1993); UW Distinguished Teacher Award (1989).  Appointed Associate Vice President Academic in July 2007, Dr. McBoyle has also been Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies (1997-2004); Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies), Faculty of Environmental Studies (1985-92 and 1994-95); as well as Chair of the Geography Department (1975-1978).  Dr. McBoyle is a strong believer in the co-op system having set up two such programs at UW – Geography, and Environment and Business.