September 12, 2023
Wendy Rodgers is the Vice-President Academic and Provost at the University of Northern British Columbia and a professor in the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences. She earned her PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, a master’s degree from Western University, and an undergraduate degree from York University. Dr. Rodgers has been active in research ethics review and related administration since the beginning of her career.
Dr. Rodgers studies social cognitive theories as they relate to behaviour change in varying contexts with a particular focus on exercise in rehabilitation settings. Her work concerns how individual motivational characteristics relate to intentions to increase exercise behavior in consideration of contextual influences that might impede or support behavioural adoption, change, and persistence. Dr. Rodgers has an extensive publication and funding record and experience with federal funding agencies.
Dr. Rodgers has a long history of administrative and governance roles within the academy. She has led institutional initiatives in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion, in leadership development and support, issues management, faculty workload and evaluation, and oversight and leadership of the academic mission of the university.