Our colleague, Dr. Jim Greer, passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 16th.
Jim had a stellar and long history with the University of Saskatchewan. He completed four degrees here, and was appointed in Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in 1989. He was promoted to full professor in 1996. He was recipient of both a Master Teacher Award (1998) and a Distinguished Graduate Supervisor Award (2005).
Jim was an active researcher in technology-enhanced learning and artificial intelligence. He held a number of grants, supervised more than 30 graduate students, and published more than 140 refereed papers.
Jim’s record of administrative service to the University of Saskatchewan is highly distinguished. He was a long-standing champion of teaching and learning at the U of S. Jim had tremendous influence on the careers of many staff who consider themselves privileged to have worked within the scope of his influence and leadership.
In the last few years, Jim found new ways to lift up the University of Saskatchewan as a leader in teaching and learning through his work as our Senior Strategist in Learning Analytics. Jim’s work in the areas of big data and early alert is outstanding and leaves a path for us to continue. For those who had wanted to contact Jim about this work, please send your message to Nancy Turner, Director, Teaching and Learning Enhancement.