Meet Gerarda Darlington, Interim Dean

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Message from the Dean

"I am honoured to serve as interim dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, working with the University of Guelph community to attract and support top-tier faculty and students who share our common purpose to improve life, both on campus and around the world.

We inspire meaningful change and advancement in the world. Many of the great global challenges and opportunities facing our society – ethics in artificial intelligence, emerging diseases, climate change, and more – require the expertise taught within our College.

Beyond technical expertise, we value and cultivate our diverse, vibrant community whose culture encourages ingenuity and innovation."

—Gerarda Darlington, Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

About Gerarda

Dr. Gerarda Darlington, PhD, became the interim dean of CEPS in July 2020. She is a statistics professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and has previously held the position of associate dean (academic) for CEPS.

Darlington studied statistics for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at U of G and completed her doctoral studies at the University of Waterloo. She was a senior biostatistician at Cancer Care Ontario in Toronto for 10 years prior to joining the University of Guelph as a faculty member in 2000.

Darlington’s own research focuses on the development of statistical methods for the design and analysis of studies involving time-to-event and clustered outcomes. Her statistics research is motivated by participation in collaborative work such as the Guelph Family Health Study.

Darlington is passionate about improving and enhancing academic experiences for students. She played an integral role in creating University of Guelph’s Library Science Commons and the Physical Sciences and Engineering Education Research Centre. She has received several prestigious awards for her accomplishments in mentorship and leadership.