McDermott + Bull has been engaged to lead the search for the University of Saskatchewan’s Dean, College of Engineering. This search will be led by McDermott + Bull Principal Alex Verdecchia and Search Consultant Alina Ivanets.
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is one of Canada’s top research-intensive medical doctoral universities and home to world-leading research of global importance. Over 26,000 students from more than 125 countries study at USask. The University offers 130+ academic programs across two campuses, 13 schools and colleges, and four graduate schools.
The College of Engineering (the College) offers undergraduate specializations in seven engineering disciplines: chemical, civil, computer, environmental, geological, electrical, and mechanical. At the graduate level, the College offers Ph.D., MSc, and MEng degrees in Biomedical, Chemical, Biological, Civil, Geological, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer engineering. The College’s RE-ENGINEERED first-year program is nationally recognized and the first of its kind in Canada. Offering a hands-on, balanced approach to learning, first-year Engineering students are given competency-based assessments which provide them with more marketable, job-ready skills after graduation. The College is also the first school in the country to provide an Indigenous module specifically designed for first-year engineering students, giving context for reconciliation within the engineering profession.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean, College of Engineering provides strategic and innovative leadership to the College as its Chief Academic and Administrative Officer.