(Past) Vice-President of Research, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Karen Chad is the Past Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and a faculty member in the College of Kinesiology. Since obtaining her Ph.D. from the University of Queensland in Australia, Dr. Chad has gained a reputation as a prolific researcher. Dr. Chad has received several research grants and contracts and has supervised numerous graduate students. She also sits on a number of national boards and has chaired or overseen more than 100 pivotal boards, committees, research programs, and teams.
Dr. Chad has received several honours, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction (Health and Education) Award, the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, the International Award for “Innovation in Research” and the National Leadership Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Additionally, in 2011, she was identified as a “Woman of Influence” by Saskatchewan Business Magazine. Dr. Chad has also earned five teaching awards, including the U of S Master Teacher Award.