Carolyn Watters

Member of the Programs and Quality Committee


Carolyn Watters

Carolyn Watters was appointed as Dalhousie University’s provost and vice-president, Academic, in 2010, and has been instrumental in development of the university's first strategy for international partnerships, a robust in­house capacity for English-as-a-second-language, and pathways for international students coming to Dalhousie.

As a computer science professor at Acadia University and then Dalhousie, Watters has specialized in human-computer engagement in information spaces from documents to social media. Her interdisciplinary and collaborative work has spanned areas related to all three federal research granting agencies.

In 2006, Watters became dean of Dalhousie’s Faculty of Graduate Studies, as well as president of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies, where she focused on building international relationships and understanding the changing needs of Canada’s PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Watters also serves as chair of the CALDO consortium of research-intensive universities, and has been a member of the Joint Implementation Committee for the Memorandum of Understanding between Canada and the Republic of Chile on Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation since its inception in 2011.