Dr Carolyn Byrne

Dean and Chief Executive Officer, University of Calgary - Qatar, Doha

Dr. Carolyn Byrne joined the University of Calgary-Qatar (UCQ) as Dean and CEO in July 2010. Prior to this, Carolyn served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where she established undergraduate programmes in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Health Science, and Kinesiology, and a Graduate programme in Health Sciences.

Under Carolyn's leadership, UCQ received accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing in 2011. Since 2010, UCQ has seen a 200% increase in student enrolment. Faculty at UCQ have received over two million dollars in research funding since 2010. A new diploma programme leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing has been created and will start in September 2012; a Master's programme is being planned for the near future.