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Dr. Chad London PhD Associate Professor

The Dean of the College of Kinesiology

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PAC 300

I was appointed as the 7th Dean of the College of Kinesiology, a tenured Associate Professor, and Vice-Chair of the Huskie Athletics Board of Trustees on November 1, 2016. After completing a five-year term I was renewed for a second term starting in 2021. As Dean I am responsible for providing strategic leadership and operational management for the College, which has a strong focus on research that explores dynamic questions and develops strategies for resolving local and global issues, offers graduate and undergraduate kinesiology degrees to an enrolment of over 770 students, and is known for inspiring active living and meaningful community collaboration through USask Rec. I have taught and conducted research in the areas of leadership, communication, and sport and recreation marketing. My current research focuses on understanding how universities can enhance the well-being of students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. The role of leadership in advancing health and well-being in post-secondary contexts is a complementary focus of my research.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership, University of Calgary
  • M.Sc. Human Kinetics, University of Windsor
  • B.A. University of Lethbridge

Academic Appointments

  • 2016 to present - Dean and Associate Professor, College of Kinesiology
  • 2011-2016 - Dean, Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2003-2011 - Associate Dean, Faculty and Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2000-2003 - Department Chair, Physical Education and Recreation Studies
  • 1996-2000 - Instructor, Physical Activity and Sport Administration

Courses Taught

  • Kinesiology - Experiential Learning in the Workplace
  • Leadership and Communication in Physical Education
  • Leadership Theory
  • Organization and Administration of Sport
  • Marketing for Sport and Recreation
  • Practicum for Physical Activity and Sport

Research Areas

  • Well-being in university contexts
  • Leadership

My research areas fall under the following College of Kinesiology research theme: Child and Youth Health and Development and Indigenous Wellness.

Publication Examples

Squires, V. & London, C.L. (2021). The Okanagan Charter: Evolution of health promotion in Canadian higher education. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. Accepted for publication.

Squires, V. & London, C.L. (2021). Collaborative leadership as an approach to promote wellbeing on post-secondary campuses. In B. Kutsyuruba, S. Cherkowski, & K.D. Walker (Eds.), Leadership for flourishing in educational contexts. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars Press. ISBN: 978177338852.

Dean, Y., London, C.L., Carston, C., & Salyers, V. (2015). Who assists the faculty? The need for mentorship programs for faculty undertaking international education initiatives. International Journal for Leadership in Learning 4(1), 1-34. Available online at: http://ijll.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ijll

Dean, Y., London, C.L., Carston, C., & Salyers, V. (2015). Who assists the faculty? The need for mentorship programs for faculty undertaking international education initiatives. International Journal for Leadership in Learning 4(1), 1-34. Available online.

Salyers, V., Carston, C., Dean, Y., & London, C.L. (2015). Exploring the motivations, expectations and experiences of students who study in global settings. Journal of International students.5(4), 368-382.

LeBlanc, S., London, C.L., & Huisman, J. (2013).  Using groups to change the department head role: An organization development case. Tertiary Education and Management,19(2).

LeBlanc, S., London, C.L., & Huisman, J. (2013).  Using groups to change the department head role: An organization development case. Tertiary Education and Management,19(2), 127-143.

London, C.L. (2011).  Development of an evaluation framework for the head of department role. Quality in Higher Education,17(3), 37-51.

Presentation Examples

Squires, V., Dooris, M., Dolf, M., Tacto, O., Dawe, C., & London, C.L. (2021, October). Inspiring collaborative leadership for health promoting campuses: Perspectives from international networks. Panel presentation at the International Leadership Association annual global conference.

Squires, V. & London, C.L. (2021, September). Exploring the potential and the reality of adopting a holistic wellbeing framework on Canadian campuses. A Paper presented at the 2021 Virtual British Educational Research Association Annual Conference.

Squires, V. & London, C.L. (2021, August). The Okanagan Charter: A systems approach of health promotion on campuses to support mental health. A Paper presented at the 2021 Virtual Collaborations for Change Conference hosted by the University of Calgary and the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS).

Squires, V. & London, C.L. (2021, January). The Role of collaborative leadership in whole systems health promotion. A Paper presented at the 2021 NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Strategies Conference.

London, C.L. & Squires, V. (2020, May). The Potential and the reality: How the adoption of a wellbeing framework brings stakeholders together to create healthy campuses. A Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Conference. London, ON. (Conference canceled)

Squires, V. & London, C.L. (2020, January). Adopting the Okanagan Charter: Exploring the impact on Canadian campuses. A Paper presented at the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Strategies Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Warkentin, J. & London, C.L. (2019, May). Exploring the physical literacy of older adult females involves in a community-based physical activity program. International Physical Literacy Conference. Winnipeg, MB.

London, C.L. (2017, May). Leading the movement: Using servant leadership strategies to advance physical literacy. A Paper presented at the International Physical Literacy Conference. Toronto, ON.

London, C.L. (2014, October). Leadership Panel. Alberta Family Wellness Initiative 2014 symposium - Accelerating Innovation: Telling the Brain Story to Inspire Action. Calgary, AB.

External Grant Funding

Building an Advocacy Coalition: Addressing Health and Well-being by Connecting Networks.
Role: Co-investigator
Principal Investigator: Vicki Squires (University of Saskatchewan)
Co-Investigators: Mark Dooris (University of Central Lancashire), Sue Powell (Manchester Metropolitan University, Oliver Tacto (University of Southern California), Matt Dolf (UBC), Chris Dawe (Northwest Missouri State University) 
Funder: International Research Partnership Fund – University of Saskatchewan 

Journeying together to co-create a foundation for Indigenous sport research
Role: Co-investigator
Co-Principal Investigators: Leah Ferguson and Heather Foulds (University of Saskatchewan)
Co-Investigators: Carol Rodgers (Ontario Tech University), Louise Humbert (University of Saskatchewan)
Collaborators: Gray Ferguson, Candace Wasacase-Lafferty
Partners: Saskatoon Tribal Council
Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Exchange Grant)

Interrogating implications of adopting the Okanagan Charter: Gauging impact on well-being of Canadian campuses
Role: Co-investigator
Principal Investigator: Vicki Squires  (University of Saskatchewan)
Agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Insight Development Grant)

Honouring Indigenous sport excellence in Saskatchewan
Role: Principal applicant
Agency: Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (Sport History Project Funding)