André Roy steps down as Dean of Faculty of Environment
Jean Andrey, current associate dean of graduate studies appointed as interim dean
Effective August 1st, 2014 Faculty of Environment dean André Roy will be stepping down from the position he has held since 2011.
“This has probably been the most difficult decision that I have ever made in my career,” Roy said. “It has been a real pleasure and privilege to be your dean. I have thoroughly enjoyed working and interacting with all of you and I will miss the talented and committed people who make this Faculty such a great place.”
Upon arriving in 2011, Roy has helped Environment become the fastest growing faculty at the University of Waterloo. Under his leadership the faculty has added new graduate programs in climate change, development and sustainability management and has added ten new faculty members to help guide research and build on Environment’s exceptional reputation for teaching excellence.
Roy also made it a priority to help the new Environment 3 building achieve LEED® Platinum certification, making it the first building of its kind on an Ontario university campus.
Current associate dean of graduate studies and professor in Geography and Environmental Management Jean Andrey will step in as interim dean. Andrey’s research is concerned with the implications of climate change for transportation infrastructure and operations.
She is the current president of the Canadian Association of Geographers and is highly regarded as a teacher and mentor to undergraduate and graduate students alike. Andrey is also a Distinguished Teacher Award winner and received a Women of Waterloo Region (WOW) award for education in 2012.
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