Campus Life

Dr. Monique Sedgwick appointed interim dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Monique Sedgwick has been appointed interim dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences effective March 1, 2022.

Sedgwick began her career at the University of Lethbridge nearly 15 years ago as an assistant professor primarily teaching in the nursing program. She has also taught in the public health and graduate programs and, in June of 2020, became interim associate dean.

“I’m very pleased to appoint Dr. Sedgwick as interim dean,” says Dr. Erasmus Okine, vice-president academic and provost. “She is ideally suited to this role given her background and experience as a registered nurse, professor, researcher and post-secondary administrator. I look forward to working more closely with her in the months ahead.”

Originally from Morinville, Alberta, Sedgwick always knew she wanted to be a nurse and began her studies in the diploma program at the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing in Edmonton.

“I’ve never thought about being anything else,” she says. “And to this day, I still view the world from a nursing lens; it is truly who I am as an individual and it informs many parts of my life.”

Sedgwick later completed a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing at the University of Alberta. After working in a number of clinical settings providing labour, delivery and postpartum care, she looked for a new challenge and began her teaching career at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital School of Nursing. She also taught at Grande Prairie Regional College for 12 years before joining the U of L’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

“Being associate dean has been a tremendous learning opportunity for me,” says Sedgwick. “I have learned so much about post-secondary education and the different programs we offer within the faculty and it has deepened my knowledge and appreciation for all of my colleagues. Being appointed interim dean provides another opportunity to learn even more about post-secondary education. I’m looking forward to working with all of my colleagues as we move forward.”