Gregory S. Kealey, FRSC

Provost and Vice-President (Research), University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB)

Gregory Kealey is Provost and Vice-President (Research) of the University of New Brunswick (UNB). In his role as VP Research at UNB, he chairs the Board of Enterprise UNB, the university's incubator facility. He also chairs the advisory boards of several research institutes.

Before joining UNB, Dr. Kealey was Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University. He joined Memorial's history department in 1981, becoming a University Research Professor in 1992 – a designation recognizing the university's most successful researchers. In 1997, Dr. Kealey was appointed Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Prior to this, he taught at Dalhousie University for eight years.

Dr. Kealey’s areas of specialization are Canadian social and labour history. He was founding editor of Labour/Le Travail for 21 years and general editor of the Canadian Social History Series with over 30 volumes published to date. He has published 4 books, edited 26 others, written dozens of book chapters, published several refereed articles, as well as delivered over 200 papers and commentaries. He has received numerous grants, awards and distinctions, including visiting professorships and being named fellow of the U.K.’s Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Kealey has served on several boards, including as President of the Canadian Historical Association and of the Social Science Federation of Canada and Acting Co-President of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada. In March 2005, he was appointed to the governing body of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He was a member of the Industry Canada University Advisory Committee and is a member of the National Research Council's Institute of Information Technology Advisory Board.  He also serves as President of Knowledge Park Inc., a Fredericton Science Park, and sits on the boards of BioAtlantech, Research Productivity Council, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, among others.

Dr. Kealey holds a BA in modern history from the University of Toronto and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Rochester.

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