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Dr. Peter Geller's biography

Dr. Peter Geller began his second term as Vice Provost and Vice President Academic of the University of the Fraser Valley in May 2017, having joined UFV in 2012.

Dr. Geller is responsible for UFV International and UFV’s academic operations in Chandigarh, India; academic advising; academic partnerships; quality assurance, including program development and program review; and providing support and leadership for the university's Indigenization activities.

He serves as Chair of the Faculty Standards Committee of Senate, the India Management Committee, and the India Academic Advisory Committee and is a member of the Committee on University Risk Assessment, Senate Governance Committee, Indigenization Committee of Senate, Undergraduate Education Committee, Deans Caucus and Deans Council.

Dr. Geller holds a BA and MA from the University of Winnipeg and a PhD in History from Carleton University (Ottawa). Dr. Geller’s research interests include the history of visual representation of the Canadian north, particularly in film and photography; northern and Indigenous education; and oral history and oral traditions. Recent work includes a collaboration with filmmaker Kevin Nikkel to restore The Romance of the Far Fur Country, a “lost” film from 1919 that depicts unique footage of northern Canadian landscapes, Indigenous life ways, and colonial institutions.

Dr. Geller currently serves on the Admissions Committee of the B.C. Council of Admission and Transfer and represents UFV on the BC Senior Academic Administrators Forum. He has served as President, Vice President, and Board member of the Association of Canadian Universities of Northern Studies and as a member of the Council of the University of the Arctic.

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