James Mandigo

Vice-Provost, Enrolment Management and International

It is a great honour to be named Brock University’s first Vice-Provost for Enrolment Management and International. For over 50 years, Brock University has been welcoming students from Niagara, the GTHA, Ontario, Canada, and around the World. Our University has seen tremendous growth and expansion over that time. Our main campus, located on top of the beautiful Niagara Escarpment, is part of a UNESCO Biosphere. The recently opened Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is located in the heart of St. Catharines and is an important part of the City’s revitalization of the Downtown core. Finally, our Hamilton Campus provides a unique and dedicated space for a large portion of our Faculty of Education students.

And while the beauty of our campus is what often provides a breathtaking first impression, it is the people of the Brock Community who will leave you with a lasting impression for a lifetime. From our world class faculty who deliver close to 150 high quality graduate and undergraduate programs, to our student centred staff who provide exceptional services to support student success and help create a positive learning environment, to our energetic student body who are represented by over 90 countries around the globe, there is literally something for everyone.

I encourage you to Experience Brock University by visiting our website, visiting us on campus and taking a tour, learning more about our high quality graduate and undergraduate programs and vibrant student life activities, and/or contacting us with any questions you might have. International students are also encouraged to visit our International Services website dedicated to providing exceptional services for students from abroad.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member of our Brock Community.

James Mandigo, PhD

James was appointed Vice Provost for Enrolment Management and International on May 1, 2016. Prior to his appointment, James served as Interim Dean for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences from 2013 – 2015, Associate Dean from 2012 – 2013, and Co-Director for the Centre for Healthy Development from 2005 – 2012. James also holds a faculty appointment as a Full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

James is currently a member of the Canadian Sport for Life Leadership Team, Past- President for the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea) and former Ontario representative on the Physical and Health Education’s Board of Directors. He was a contributing writer for Ontario’s 2010 and 2015 Health and Physical Education Curriculum and has conducted workshops with educators and practitioners locally and around the world pertaining to topics such as physical literacy, sport for development and peace, life skills education, and student-centred pedagogy.

James has worked extensively with colleagues in a number of different countries. His current research and development project in the Central American countries of El Salvador and Guatemala explores the role that sport and physical education have in the prevention of youth violence. His research and development activities in this area have been funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the International Olympic Committee, and Scotiabank International. James received Physical and Health Education’s most prestigious award, the R. Tait McKenzie Award, in 2015 and was recognized by the Government of El Salvador for his research and development work in that country in 2014.

Visit James’ Faculty Profile or his Linkedin page for further information. 

Position Profile – Vice-Provost: Strategic Enrolment and International

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Vice-Provost functions as a member of the senior academic administrative team, providing support, leadership and vision to the University in areas of the Registrar,  Recruitment and Retention, Brock International, and Institutional Analysis.