The Quality Council welcomes its new Executive Director, Dr. Christopher Evans

The Council of Ontario Universities and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance are pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher Evans as Executive Director, Quality Assurance, as of September 1, 2021. Dr. Evans joins the Quality Council and COU from Ryerson University, where has held increasingly senior leadership including department Chair, Associate Dean, inaugural Vice Provost Academic and Interim Provost. In these roles he has contributed to the university’s trajectory of growth and innovation.

As Vice Provost Academic, Dr. Evans led the design, Senate approval and implementation of Ryerson’s Institutional Quality Assurance Policies and processes. He also worked closely with the Quality Council on planning key contact meetings, led the preparation for Ryerson’s first Quality Council audit and founded the university’s Office for Curriculum Quality Assurance. Prior to joining Ryerson, Dr. Evans was a faculty member at the University of Iceland. His scholarly interests include organic photochemistry, deterioration of archival photographic images and experiential learning pedagogy. He has served on Ryerson’s Board of Governors as well as on the Board of e-Campus Ontario.

Quality Assurance Secretariat

The Quality Assurance Secretariat supports the ongoing business of the Quality Council and its Committees by providing timely information, advice and support. Among other responsibilities, the Secretariat prepares agendas and materials for all meetings and appraisals, takes minutes of meetings, and communicates decisions of the Appraisal Committee and the Quality Council to the appropriate institutions. The Secretariat also provides general quality assurance and appraisal-related advice to Ontario universities.

Secretariat support is provided by:

Dr. Christopher Evans, PhD
Executive Director, QA
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Christopher Evans

Cindy Robinson
Director Operations
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Cindy Robinson

Jennifer Bethune, PhD
Senior Quality Assurance Officer
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Jennifer Bethune

Shevanthi Dissanayake
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Shevanthi Dissanayake

For more information, please contact the Quality Council.

To learn about career opportunities in the Quality Assurance Secretariat, please visit the Council of Ontario Universities Career Opportunities page.