Dr Thomas Chase

Thomas Chase

Thomas has been Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at The University of Regina since July 2011. He is the Chair of the CAUBO / FBS Management Committee.
He holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow (Scotland), where a doctoral fellowship enabled him to do research in the Department of English Language. His research centered on theories of hyponymy and their application to the semantic classification of large samples of the English lexis, and is included in The Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, which was published in 2009 by Oxford University Press. The Historical Thesaurus has been recognized as a groundbreaking work of collaborative scholarship with honours such as the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. David Crystal, the eminent linguist and author, says that the Thesaurus "heralds a new era in the historical study of English." 
He became Provost at Regina after having served from 2009-2011 as Vice-President (Academic) and Provost at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.
Holder of the licentiate diploma in organ performance from Trinity College (London), Dr Chase also works on French organ literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing especially on the music of Marcel Dupré. In 2004, the Royal Canadian College of Organists awarded him the diploma of Fellow, honoris causa, in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to organ music as performer, scholar, and visionary."
He has performed, lectured, and presented widely, including appearances in Vancouver, Quebec City, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Newark, Seattle, Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Sydney (Australia).


Thomas will be chairing the session Bargaining Developments: balancing institutional autonomy with government and political agendas on Tuesday 9 July with Dr Michael J. Mahon, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Lethbridge and Chair, Board of Directors, Universities Canada and Professor Andrea Nolan OBE, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University, Convener of Universities Scotland and UCEA Board Member

Thomas will also be contributing to the closing plenary session Conference reflections on the HR leadership challenges on Wednesday 10 July. He will be joined by Jane Booth, Executive Director: People, Talent and Culture, University of South AustraliaAlison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE and Dr Daniel J. Julius, Provost and Senior Vice President, New Jersey City University. The session is chaired by Dr Linda Holbeche.
This page was last updated on 1 April 2019