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Alan Pinder bridges gap in biology, and now governance

Posted by Ryan McNutt on July 16, 2014 in Senate Planning and Governance Committee, Biology, Faculty and Staff, All News
Alan Pinder, photographed outside of the Life Sciences Centre. (Danny Abriel photo)
Alan Pinder, photographed outside of the Life Sciences Centre. (Danny Abriel photo)

Having spent almost three decades at Dalhousie University, Alan understands the needs of its students and faculty. In addition to completing his own research and teaching in the field of Biology, he served a three-year term as vice-chair, student affairs, and as Faculty of Science representative.

“I came back from sabbatical and there was an opening for the Faculty of Science… I was told it was an opportunity for me, and it sounded interesting,” he says. “I knew Senate was the senior academic decision-making body at the university, but otherwise I didn’t know much about it, which is probably the same as a lot of people at Dal. And from there, if they find you’re willing to get involved, people start to take notice.”