Working closely with the Vice-Provost and Dean, the Associate Dean, Student Affairs, provides leadership and support in building a graduate student culture and community that enriches student experience and engagement. This includes activities such as the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, GRADCafé, GRADTalks and GRAD Contests. In addition, the Associate Dean ensures all policies pertaining to student affairs are appropriately reviewed and revised through community consultation, and guides and supports the resolution of complex student issues.
About Dr. Nancy Walton
Dr. Nancy Walton has been at Ryerson since 2003, and is an associate professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. She has served the university in leadership roles including director and associate director in the School of Nursing, director of e-learning, and chair of the Research Ethics Board (REB). Dr. Walton is chair of the REB at Women’s College Hospital and deputy chair/ethicist of the Health Canada/Public Health Agency of Canada’s REB. At Ryerson, she has served on many university-level committees and task forces, as senator and vice-chair of Senate, as member of Academic Integrity Council and academic colleague on the Council of Ontario Universities. In 2016, she was special advisor to the deputy minister in the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, for one year.
Dr. Walton has a PhD in bioethics (U of T, 2003) and a BScN (Ryerson, 1992). She has engaged in research and scholarship in priority setting and decision-making in health care, graduate student inclusion on REBs, and legal and ethical concerns in research involving children and adolescents. Her current areas of research involve exploring the experiences of parents of children with special needs and access to supports, and ethical considerations in the use of technologies and innovations in health care.