Moura Quayle

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic Affairs


Professor Moura Quayle was appointed Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic Affairs at UBC on August 1, 2020. The Academic Affairs portfolio involves faculty recruitment and retention, faculty relations, the President’s Academic Excellence Initiative, academic planning as related to Campus Vision 2050 and UBC at Surrey, the Canada Research Chair Program, quality assurance through external reviews, and assisting with implementation of the Indigenous Strategic plan.

She is Professor and founding Director of UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (2017-2019), the former Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and taught in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program: Leadership for Policy Professionals. Prof. Quayle’s interests lie in rethinking, refining, and rebuilding collaborative spaces at the intersections of academia, government, business and civil society. Her teaching and research focus on strategic design and designed leadership – ways that help students and organizations learn to use design processes and tools.

Prof. Quayle has served as the Deputy Minister of the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, B.C. Commissioner of Pacific Coast Collaborative, Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and Associate VP, Academic Programs, at UBC Okanagan. Prof. Quayle received an honorary doctorate from the University of Guelph in 2004. Her book, Designed Leadership, was published by Columbia University Press in July 2017. More recently, she co-edited a book written by her late husband, David Fushtey, entitled Principled Governance when Everything Matters – published by InfoAge press 2021. Her interests include the learning Mandarin, calligraphy (shufa), and painting in various media.

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