Jim Germida, Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations
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Jim Germida

Jim Germida is vice-provost, faculty relations and professor of soil science at the University of Saskatchewan. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Maryland and did his graduate work at the Pennsylvania State University where he obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1980. In 1981, he joined the faculty of the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. A soil microbiologist well known for his studies on the biodiversity and community dynamics of microorganisms in contaminated and agroecosystems, he is author of over 110 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and has given many invited presentations at national and international conferences in these areas.

Jim served as head of the Department of Soil Science from 1997 to 2004, and as acting vice-provost in 2004-2005; he was appointed to a five-year term as vice-provost in July 2005 and reappointed to a five-year term in July 2010.

He has been the co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Microbiology since 1993 and continues as a member of the Editorial Boards of Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Arid Land Research and Management, and Journal of Phytoremediation. He was president of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists in 2001, and is a member of the Council of Science and Technology Advisors and the Scientific and Technology Advisory Board to Environmental Canada.

Naomi Zurevinski, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations
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Jacque Zinkowski, Faculty Relations Officer
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Anna Okapiec, Faculty Relations Officer (on leave)
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