Interim Associate Vice-President, Students and Teaching
Cassie Prochnau was appointed Interim Associate Vice-President, Students and Teaching, effective June 15, 2020. Cassie, additionally, holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies in the Department of Allied Health and Human Performance. As Interim Associate Vice President, Cassie provides leadership and guidance to faculty and staff in the organizational areas of Student Affairs including the Office of Academic Integrity, Access and Disability Resources, Advising, Exam Services, kihêw waciston, Student Life, and Wellness and Psychological Services. She comes with a strong student advocacy perspective and a history of teaching excellence having received a Distinguished Teaching Award from MacEwan University, a Sessional Teaching Award from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta and a Clinical Teaching Award from the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (previously Alberta Association of Registered Occupational Therapists). Her focus is on student success and creating a learner-centred environment that is welcoming and inspiring.
Cassie is an engaged teacher and has taught classes in the Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistant Program since 2000. As well, she was previously the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies where she provided leadership and guidance to faculty and staff in their pursuit of academic excellence and student success. Cassie holds a MScOT from the University of Alberta (1998), a BScOT from the University of Alberta (1992).