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. 

If you would like to know more or know anyone who might be a good fit for the role, please contact Alina Ivanets at in McDermott + Bull’s Vancouver office.