Hail to the (interim) king.
While the search for a successor for University of Calgary president Harvey Weingarten is ongoing, the university's Board of Governors appointed Warren Veale as his interim replacement on Monday.
Board chair Jack Perraton cited Veale's experience on campus and in the community as main reasons for his appointment.
Over his career Veale has served at the U of C as associate dean of the faculty of medicine for six years, 10 years as head of the department of medicine physiology and biophysics as well as another 10 years as dean of the faculty of kinesiology.
Most recently Veale was associate dean of kinesiology for four years and associate dean of the faculty of graduate studies for two. Veale holds the highest honour that can be attained by a scientist in Canada as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
He will hold the position starting Jan. 1, 2010, until the board completes its search for a permanent president. Read more about the interim president in next week's Gauntlet.