Dr. Mark D. Whitmore
Dr. Mark D. Whitmore, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D.
Mark Whitmore completed his undergraduate honours degree in 1974 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in the field of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Following his B.Sc., he completed his Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy at the same institution in 1975 and 1978 respectively. His Ph.D. work was in the area which is now known as computational condensed matter physics.
After the completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Whitmore accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He was then promoted to Associate Professor in 1983 and Professor in 1992. During a leave from Memorial University in 1983, Dr. Whitmore spent 2 years as a Visiting Scientist at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada, as a NSERC Senior Industrial Fellow. By 1993, he became the Deputy Department Head of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Physics at Memorial University. He then became the Acting Department Head of Physics in 1994, and finally the Associate Dean of Research in 1997.
Dr. Whitmore was recruited to the University of Manitoba in 2004 to start a new administrative journey as the 5th Dean of Science and Professor of Physics. Throughout his time as Dean of Science, he guided the faculty through the development of a Department of Biological Sciences, creation of Manitoba Institute of Material in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering, and the restorative work following the Duff Roblin Fire.