Office of the President


Janice DeakinJanice Deakin
Provost & Vice-President (Academic)

Initially appointed to a five-year term beginning August 1, 2010, Dr. Deakin has been renewed for a second five-year term concluding July 30, 2020.  Prior to her current roles, Janice served as Associate Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies at Queen's University, where she has held various academic and administrative appointments since 1986.

John CaponeJohn Capone
Vice-President (Research)

Initially appointed to a five-year term beginning October 1, 2012, Dr. Capone's appointment has been extended for an additional two years, concluding June 30, 2019. Recognized as one of Canada's foremost molecular biologists, John joined Western following two terms as Dean of Science at McMaster University, where he held progressively senior academic positions since joining its faculty in 1986.

Vice-President (Operations & Finance)

Click here for more information about the O&F portfolio or contact Tammy Johnston: t. (519) 661-3115  e.

Kelly ColeKelly Cole
Vice-President (External)

Prior to her current role, Kelly was Executive Diretor of Advancement at Western's Ivey Business School. During her career, she has also served as President & CEO of West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation, and as senior counsel with The Fundraising Network where she worked with Thames Valley Children Centre, Brescia University College, Orchestra London and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.