Dr. Daniel Doz

Dr. Daniel Doz is starting his second 5-year term as President + CEO of the Alberta College of Art and Design. During his time the institution developed a critical framework titled “Inspiring Passionate Learning: ACAD’s Strategic Plan for the Future” as well as conducted a major Academic restructuring that saw the creation of four dynamic schools in January 2013 as well as the development of the institution’s first MFA in Craft Media (a first in Canada). His vision for the College’s future identifies ACAD as an Educational Leader, ACAD as an Academic Leader and ACAD as a Community Builder. His innovative views on the essential role ACAD must play in our communities (both urban and rural) are helping position the Alberta College of Art and Design for success on a provincial and national scale.
Born in Montreal and educated in France, Dr. Doz has a wide range of academic experiences that spans several disciplines including art, cinema, photography, theatre, and architecture. He holds a Doctorate in Theatrical and Cinematographic Studies from the Université de Paris VIII, and is licensed as an architect by the French government. His scholarly, research and creative activities has been focused on themes in cinema, photography, and architecture. His research on film and design has led to presentations at numerous institutions in North America and Europe.
Prior to ACAD, Dr. Doz was Dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University (2005 to 2010). And prior he was Head of the Division of Architecture and Art at Norwich University in Vermont (2001 to 2005).