The University of Winnipeg



Doug Goltz appointed Dean of Science at UWinnipeg

Dr. Doug Goltz (c) University of Winnipeg

Dr. James Currie, Provost and Vice-President, Academic is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Doug Goltz as Dean of Science for a five-year term starting July 1, 2019. A faculty member of UWinnipeg’s Chemistry department since 1997, Goltz became acting Dean of Science in 2017 and is also the current acting Dean of the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health.

Goltz holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Laurentian University, and attended Carleton University where he earned a Master of Science as well as a PhD in Chemistry on the vaporization mechanisms of metals and inductively coupled plasmas. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at McGill University.

Since 1997, Goltz has garnered more than $1.8 million in research funding. Over the past 20 years, he has trained 22 undergraduate research project students and supervised 45 undergraduate summer research students.

In his time at UWinnipeg, Goltz has contributed to institutional governance in a wide variety of roles, including as a member of the University Research Committee, Canada Research Chair Committee, University Senate, Senate Library Committee, Senate Student Appeals Committee, and UWinnipeg Animal Care Committee.

His current areas of scholarly interest include Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Instrumentation, Atomic Spectroscopy, Conservation Science, Photo-Chemistry, Vibrational (near and mid-IR and Raman) Spectroscopy, Ink and Pigment Chemistry. He has reviewed more than 200 papers for many academic journals and has had his own work published in more than 60 peer-reviewed publications to date.

“Dr. Goltz has demonstrated academic excellence at The University of Winnipeg — as a researcher, scholar, educator, mentor, and administrator. We are grateful for his many contributions to our community and wish him continued success in his newly appointed role within the Faculty of Science,” said Currie.

“With nearly 2,000 students pursuing science degrees at UWinnipeg in areas like Physics, Math, Environmental Studies, and Chemistry, we’re excited to engage the talents of Dr. Goltz — as we grow future leaders, preparing them to make an impact in their chosen fields,” said Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-chancellor.”

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