Dr. Mark Evered
Dr. Evered was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He and his wife Maureen have three daughters and four grandchildren. He holds a B.Sc. degree in biology from McMaster University (1972) and a Ph.D. degree in physiology from the University of Western Ontario (1975). After two years of postdoctoral research at Cambridge University as a Fellow of the Canadian Medical Research Council, he accepted a faculty position in the Department of Physiology at UWO.
He was recruited west to the University of Saskatchewan in 1984, where he was promoted to the rank of Professor of Physiology and served as Head of the Department of Physiology for five years (1994-1999). During that period, he also served as Director of Admissions & Student Affairs for the College of Medicine, responsible for admission policy development and implementation and for student services and support for the undergraduate medical program. At the national level, he served on the Admissions & Student Affairs Committee of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges as a member and then as Chair.
Dr. Evered has won a number of teaching awards, including the University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher Award in 1995. He has extensive experience in curriculum development, program implementation and oversight, faculty recruitment and career development, and the establishment of programs for students of Aboriginal ancestry. He was also involved in the development of the Saskatchewan Health Sciences Network, a partnership between the university, regional health authorities, and the provincial government departments of Health and of Learning.
Dr. Evered held the position of Associate Vice-President Academic at the University of Saskatchewan from 1999-2004, and in 2002, was appointed that university’s first Vice Provost. In 2004, he joined the University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University) as Provost and Vice-President Academic and has since been deeply involved in that institution’s transition to university status.
His research interests include neuroscience, cardiovascular and body fluid regulation, and the physiological controls of thirst and salt appetite. His research has been supported by various provincial, national, and international granting agencies, and has been reported in national and international journals, including Science and Nature. He has supervised, co-supervised, and served on the advisory and examination committees of a number of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, been an invited speaker at universities and conferences internationally, and spent the 1992/93 academic year in Melbourne, Australia as a Medical Research Council Visiting Scientist at the Howard Florey Research Institute.
Dr. Evered’s contributions to provincial and national organizations include service as Vice-Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors, and Chair of the Research Advisory Committee. His interest in the ethical use of animals in teaching and research led to his appointment to the Canadian Council on Animal Care, as a representative of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, where he recently served as Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Council.