Dr. Salvador Ferreras appointed KPU Provost and Vice President, Academic

A gifted musician will be stewarding the academic programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) starting this fall. I am very much looking forward to working with Dr. Ferraras.

From the news release:

KPU is an institution that is full of energy and forward-thinking people,” said Dr. Ferreras. “As the new Provost and Vice President, Academic, I see great things ahead and am honoured to join a remarkable team of students, faculty, staff, administrators and board members who are ready to seize a bold and exciting future.”

Dr. Ferreras brings extensive academic experience to his new role at KPU. Most recently, Dr. Ferreras was the Vice President, Education and Student Services at Vancouver Community College (VCC). In addition to also teaching at VCC, Dr. Ferreras was an instructor at number of Canadian institutions including the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the University of Windsor.

Dr. Ferreras is an accomplished musician, inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2003. He is the Artistic Director of the Literary Cabaret at the Vancouver International Writer’s Festival and is also a Leo Award nominee and two-time Juno Award nominee.

An active member of the community, Dr. Ferreras contributes to the production and performance of several arts and charity benefits, including Arts Umbrella in Surrey, the Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach, the Vancouver Bach Choir Children’s Chorus, the Richmond Arts Coalition and the Vancouver Food Bank.

Dr. Ferreras holds a master’s degree and PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s degree of music in performance from the University of Windsor.

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