Dr. Andrew Hakin has been Vice-president Academic and Provost for the University of Lethbridge since July 2007. After completing his doctoral work in physical chemistry at the University of Leicester, England, Dr. Hakin joined the University of Alberta in 1987 as a post-doctoral fellow. He joined the University of Lethbridge in 1989 as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and to full professor in 2003. His research program is in the area thermodynamics; his focus is on the volumetric and calorimetric properties of aqueous solutions.

In 2000, Dr. Hakin received the University of Lethbridge Distinguished Teacher Award and was recognized by faculty members and students alike for his approachability, high standards and ability to demonstrate how theoretical concepts apply to real-world applications. In 2003 he received the Stig Sunner Award, awarded by the Calorimetry Conference, in recognition of his research and other contributions to the field of thermochemistry.

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