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Susan Tighe
Provost & Vice-President (Academic)

About the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

My name is Susan L. Tighe, McMaster’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic)—in this role, I strategically invest time and resources into initiatives that encourage student curiosity, faculty innovation, and service excellence. As both Chief Academic Officer and Chief Budgetary Officer, I oversee teaching and learning, faculty support, student life, and analysis, budget and planning. Throughout this portfolio, I’m committed to advancing equity, enhancing accessibility, and celebrating the diversity of our campus.

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Supporting Teaching & Learning at McMaster Information and Updates

As Chief Academic Officer, the Provost oversees all six Faculties, working with Deans, Associate Deans and instructors to challenge norms in the classroom and inspire students to build a better future.

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Strategic Budget Planning Finance & Planning

As Chief Budgetary Officer, the Provost oversees the strategic allocation of the university’s budget towards operations that support the five priorities in McMaster’s Strategic Plan.

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STEER/R Program Inclusive Excellence Initiatives

The Strategic Excellence and Equity in Recruitment and Retention (STEER/R) Program launched in November 2020 to advance the pursuit of inclusive excellence by making seed funding available for transformative initiatives that benefit equity-deserving groups at McMaster University.

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Task Force on Graduate Funding Information and Updates

Graduate student funding is an important and complicated issue. In February 2023, a task force of graduate students and Faculty representatives from across McMaster was approved by Graduate Council.

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News & Updates

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Task Force on Graduate Funding to host Town Hall on June 7

Task Force on Graduate Funding

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McMaster launches Digital Learning Strategic Framework

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