Department of Math and Computer Science professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science Dr. Jackie Rice, has been appointed Associate Vice-President Research and Dean of School of Graduate Studies for a term beginning on March 1, 2020 and ending on July 1, 2024.
Rice completed a Bachelor of Computer Science at the University of Victoria and a Masters and PhD at the same institution. Rice’s research focuses on software engineering, women in computer science and engineering and computer science education. Rice has worked in post-secondary education for more than 20 years, and prior to that was a computer consultant in Victoria B.C. Rice's experiences as one of very few women in her area have shaped how she goes about doing research. As well these experiences have given her a drive to encourage diversity, and not just in computer science. As a result, Rice is active in outreach and mentoring for young people from many different backgrounds, including working with the local Sea Cadets as a civilian instructor. She is a senior member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).
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