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‌Dr. Mark Evered's biography

Dr. Evered was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He and his wife Maureen have three daughters and six grandchildren. He holds a B.Sc. degree in biology from McMaster University (1972) and a Ph.D. degree in physiology from the University of Western Ontario (1975). After two years of postdoctoral research at Cambridge University as a Fellow of the Canadian Medical Research Council, he accepted a faculty position in the Department of Physiology at UWO.

Dr. Evered was recruited west to the University of Saskatchewan in 1984, where he was promoted to the rank of Professor of Physiology and served as Head of the Department of Physiology for five years (1994-1999). During that period, he also served as Director of Admissions and Student Affairs for the College of Medicine, responsible for medical student admission policy development and implementation, and for student services and support for the undergraduate medical program.

Dr. Evered has won a number of teaching awards, including the University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher Award in 1995. He has extensive experience in curriculum development, program implementation and oversight, faculty recruitment and career development, and the establishment of programs for students of Aboriginal ancestry. He was also involved in the development of the Saskatchewan Health Sciences Network, a partnership between the university, regional health authorities, and the provincial government departments of Health and of Learning.

Dr. Evered held the position of Associate Vice-President Academic at the University of Saskatchewan from 1999-2004, and in 2002, was appointed that university’s first Vice-Provost.  In 2004, he joined the University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University) as Provost and Vice-President Academic.  He was appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley in 2009.

Research interests

His research interests include neuroscience, cardiovascular physiology and body fluid regulation, especially the physiological controls of thirst and salt appetite. His research has been supported by various provincial, national, and international granting agencies, and has been reported in national and international journals, including Science and Nature. He has supervised, co-supervised, and served on the advisory and examination committees of a number of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, been an invited speaker at universities and conferences internationally, and spent the 1992/93 academic year in Melbourne, Australia as a Medical Research Council Visiting Scientist at the Howard Florey Research Institute.


Dr. Evered’s contributions at regional, provincial and national levels include service as: chair of the British Columbia Association of Institutes and Universities;  chair of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (and Chair of its Board of Directors), Canada’s national animal research ethics body;  member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and member of its Standing Advisory Committee on the Act and Bylaws (governance, policy and membership issues); member and chair of the Admissions and Student Affairs Committee of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges;  vice-chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, vice-chair of its Board of Directors, and chair of its Research Advisory Committee; and member and chair of numerous government advisory and review committees and boards for postsecondary education, research and economic development.

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