Nica Borradaile appointed Acting Associate Vice-Provost, SGPS.

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology extends its congratulations to Nica Borradaile on her appointment as Acting Associate Vice-Provost, SGPS.


We are pleased to announce that Nica Borradaile will assume the role of Acting Associate Vice-Provost in the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS).  Nica's six-month term will commence on August 1, 2023, and will conclude on January 31, 2024. 

Nica is currently an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Chair in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.  Trained as a pharmacologist and biochemist, Nica earned an undergraduate degree in Biology (Lakehead University and Western, BSc 1996), followed by graduate degrees in Pharmacology and Toxicology (Western, MSc 1998) and Biochemistry (Western, PhD 2003), and a postdoctoral fellowship (Washington University in St. Louis).  Nica's research focuses on lipid metabolism, and on understanding the biochemical and molecular pathways that control how our liver and blood vessels respond to the exposure to excess fat that occurs in obesity.

Nica also considers her role as a graduate educator and mentor a privilege of working at Western. Most recently, Nica was honoured with the 2023 Schulich Excellence in Education Award for Graduate/Postgraduate Leader Award for her commitment to the School's mission and values, her innovative approach to her work, and her distinguished leadership.


Please join us in congratulating Nica and thanking her for her service to support graduate studies in our Department and at Western.