The UBC J-School faces a change in leadership

The Director of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia, Mary Lynn Young, is leaving her job to take on a new role at the University.

Dr. Young will become the Associate Dean, Communications and Strategy, in the Faculty of Arts, effective July 1, 2011.

An announcement published on the school’s website says Dr. Young’s appointment to the Dean’s Office will trigger the search for a new Director or Interim Director for the School of Journalism, and the Faculty of Arts will work with the school and the Provost’s office to provide as seamless a transition as possible to the leadership of the school.