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April 26, 2005
Review of Engineering Planned
President Alastair Summerlee and provost and vice-president (academic) Maureen Mancuso are announcing plans for a review of the School of Engineering. It’s one of several consultative processes that have been initiated to examine how the University can further strengthen some of its programs and activities.
The review will be conducted by Chan Wirasinghe, dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Calgary, who will examine the role of engineering at Guelph, including the scope, scale and delivery of programs. He will pay an initial visit to Guelph later this month, then will return in May to meet with engineering faculty, staff and students. He will also consult with U of G representatives from the Office of Research administration, Graduate Studies and the College of Physical and Engineering Science.
“The goal of this review is to examine the fit of the School of Engineering with the overall mission and strategic direction of the University,” says Summerlee. “It will also determine the best way to build on the school’s unique strengths and maximize its teaching and research programs.”
Adds Mancuso: “It’s through this type of periodic assessment that strong disciplines can be maintained within a strong university.”
Similar reviews are already under way in the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Environmental Sciences as part of the strategic initiatives first announced in November. They are intended to position the University’s core strengths in teaching and research for the future.