Prof Cathy Bruce will take up the position of vice-president of research and innovation permanently, having held it interim since mid-2020.

Trent University made its appointment of Prof Cathy Bruce as vice-president of research innovation permanent on Monday.

Bruce has held the job in an interim capacity since September 2020, during which time she led the development of new policies, established the Early Career Researcher Awards and set up the Research Grant Incentive Fund.

Her role also includes oversight of the Office of Research and Innovation. In addition to her role as vice-president, Bruce is also a full professor in the university’s School of Education where she specialises in maths learning and the role of spatial reasoning and self-efficacy in that learning.

Bruce said: “I am thrilled and also humbled by this opportunity to build on the considerable success of the Office of Research and Innovation at Trent.

“I consider this role as one of service and support to the university, local and global communities, faculty, staff and students – and as I have spent most of my career in education, my approach will be, and as it has always been, to focus on nurturing the potential, passion and expertise of others.”

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