Dr. Marjorie Delbaere appointed associate dean of research and faculty relations at Edwards School of Business

Natasha Katchuk

Dr. Marjorie Delbaere has been appointed associate dean, research and faculty relations for the Edwards School of Business effective February 1, 2020. The appointment will be for a period of five years.

Dr. Delbaere is currently an associate professor and the Department Head of Management and Marketing in Edwards. She joined Edwards in 2007, and was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Innovation in 2017.

She earned her B.Comm. at the University of Manitoba and continued her studies there where she received her PhD in Marketing.

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Delbaere worked in marketing communications for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies in Germany.

Dr. Delbaere’s research investigates communication and persuasion about complex and controversial topics, primarily in the area of pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing. She was the PI on a national research grant from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for her research on consumer drug advertising. Delbaere's research has also been published in refereed journals including the Journal of Advertising, Social Science & Medicine, Health Marketing Quarterly, and Journal of Strategic Marketing.

As an associate dean, Delbaere’s portfolio will include faculty oversight and management of the School’s research and scholarly activities, as well as responsibilities pertaining to business school accreditation.

“I am very excited to be moving into a senior leadership role within the Edwards School of Business,” said Delbaere. “My vision involves strengthening our collaborative and innovative research culture at Edwards. My goals include expanding our research-based graduate programs as well as expanding the scope and impact of research findings by Edwards faculty.”

Delbaere replaces Dr. Chelsea Willness who is now serving as University Secretary & Chief Governance Officer for the University of Saskatchewan.

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