Dr. Brenda Brouwer

Interim Dean, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

Dr. Brouwer was recently appointed interim dean of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University following completing a secondment with the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Toronto as Head, Academic Partnerships. In this role she developed and led the talent development initiative cultivating relationships between universities and industry to support a talent pipeline of well-trained graduates that organizations at the forefront of AI seek. Before Vector, Dr. Brouwer was Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (Queen’s) for eight years and provided national leadership in graduate education as President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies from 2015-2017.

Dr. Brouwer is a professor in the Faculty of Health Science, has a PhD in Neuroscience and her research focuses on quantifying the biomechanical, neuromuscular and metabolic demands of mobility in healthy aging and stroke.