Gillian Muir

Dr. Gillian Muir was appointed dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) as of July 1, 2021, after serving one year as interim dean. Dr. Muir is the first WCVM graduate and the first woman to fill the college’s leadership role. Dr. Muir grew up in Alberta, received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at the WCVM in 1988 and moved to Vancouver to complete a PhD degree in neuroscience at the University of British Columbia. Since she joined the WCVM faculty in 1996, Dr. Muir has become a gifted instructor and neuroscientist who uses animal models to study functional recovery from spinal cord injury. In addition to serving as head of the WCVM’s Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences for the past six years, Dr. Muir has been involved in renewing the WCVM’s curriculum for its DVM program and in developing the college’s strategic plan as part of the University Plan 2025.