Verna Yiu

Provost & VP, Academic at University of Alberta

Dr. Yiu is a professor of pediatrics in the U of A’s division of pediatric nephrology. A well-respected and long-serving member of the U of A community, Dr. Yiu has held numerous leadership roles in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry including Interim Dean (2011), Vice Dean (2008-2011), and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs (2000-2008). She is a proud U of A alumna, having completed her undergraduate degree, medical school, and residency at the U of A. She completed her fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Harvard University. For the past ten years, Dr. Yiu has held executive leadership roles at Alberta Health Services—Canada’s largest province-wide healthcare system—serving first as executive vice-president and Chief Medical Officer (2012-2016), then as president and Chief Executive Officer of AHS (2016-2022).


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  • Provost & VP, Academic

    Current role

  • Interim Provost & VP, Academic

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