Robert Wood is the University of Lethbridge’s new Vice-President of Research, as he takes over the lead role in expanding the research footprint of one of the country’s top research institutions.
Wood has served at the U of L for nearly two decades starting in the role as Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, and more recently as the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Wood’s own research interests span the areas of social problems, youth culture, addiction and the sociocultural aspects of problem gambling. Wood earned a BA Honours from the University of Alberta, an MA from the University of Toronto, and his PhD at the University of Alberta, all in sociology.
Wood’s experience goes beyond the walls of the University as he has represented the U of L in a number of external roles such as president of the Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies, secretary-treasurer for the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies and as Western Regional representative on the board of directors for the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators.
Wood’s 13-month role as Interim Vice-President (Research) began on June 1, 2020.