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Get To Know Juliet Daniel, Acting Associate Dean For Research & External Relations

JULIET DANIELJuliet Daniel, Acting Associate Dean For Research & External Relations

What have you learned since taking on this role? Any surprises?
I’ve learned that having someone control your calendar can be a good and bad thing!! Surprised by the intricacies of all the work done by the Office of the Associate Dean Research & External Relations.

How would you describe your leadership style?
I'm collaborative and consultative because I thrive best working as a team.

What's the best way to get in contact with you?
Email late at night or early morning before my inbox expands to over 100 new unread emails.

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in science?
As a child I was fascinated by nature and was curious about the uniqueness of every plant, bird and animal. I was also discriminated against by my English high school teacher because of my creative interpretations of Shakespeare. That pretty much steered me towards Science which was more objective.

How is the pandemic impacting your work?
It's made setting boundaries between work and relaxation a lot tougher as my home was/is my respite.

Is there anyone you want to thank for supporting you in this new role?
Everyone in the Faculty of Science for being so warm, welcoming and helpful, especially Maureen, Seanna-Lin, Katey and Jamie. And Alex Poulin our IT guru, he is a lifesaver! And of course all my Biology Gal Pals (Robin, Ana, Joanna, Karen, Rosa) who encouraged (and pushed) me to apply for the position and kept me sane and laughing every Friday night over Quarantinis since Friday March 13th!!

How do you like to unwind when away from work?
I love going to the gym and working out (zumba, spin cycling) but since COVID I've had to switch to long walks (and the occasional jog) every day on the trails, Bayfront Park or my neighbourhood.

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