There’s been a shift in the academic waters in Ottawa: Julie Beauchamp, a veteran of the University of Ottawa and Telfer School of Management, announced this week she has accepted a new role at Algonquin College.
Beauchamp will become the dean of the School of Business at Algonquin, she announced late Wednesday in a LinkedIn post. She thanked the friends and colleagues she had made over the course of more than two decades with Telfer, but noted she was excited to join the “vibrant” Algonquin business community.
Beauchamp has been a professor with uOttawa for the past 25 years. She was the director of undergraduate studies at Telfer starting in 2011, and for the past seven years has been the vice-dean of programs at the school. Since 2016, Beauchamp has also acted as executive director of the Centre of Executive Leadership.
Beauchamp will replace the previous dean, Dave Donaldson, who retired at the end of 2019 after nearly a decade in the position.
A flood of comments on Beauchamp’s LinkedIn post thanked her for the years of work she put into Telfer. The prevailing sentiment from commenters was that while Telfer’s community will miss her, Algonquin’s School of Business is lucky to have her as its new dean.
Beauchamp starts the new gig on Feb. 3.