Professor Barbara Evans is the Former Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia. Recognized for her international leadership in graduate education, Barbara has been a keynote speaker at many conferences focused on graduate education in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Dean Evans was recently named as one of the top 50 current and emerging leaders in Australia by Advance, the leading global network of Australians and alumni abroad. She was honoured at the Advance Women’s Leadership Summit in Sydney. She is also an Olympian, representing Australia in Gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympic Games 1964 and the World Gymnastics Championships in Germany 1966.
Originally a comparative physiologist and zoologist, Barbara’s research resulted in over 100 publications and she is author and editor of three award-winning Biology textbooks for tertiary and senior secondary students, each now in their fourth edition.