Dr. Vivek Goel, leading public-health researcher, named as next president and vice‑chancellor of the University of Waterloo

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Dr. Vivek Goel is recognized in Canada and around the world as a leading public-health researcher, health-services evaluation expert, and champion for the use of research evidence in health policy making.

He also currently serves on the boards of the Vector Institute, TRIUMF, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canada Health Labs, and the Post Promise.

Goel obtained his medical degree from McGill University. He did his post-graduate medical training in community medicine at the University of Toronto, and obtained a master’s degree (MSc) in health administration from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree (MS) in biostatistics from Harvard University’s School of Public Health.

“In Waterloo, I can see what a post-pandemic university looks like. The current global situation reminds us of our responsibility to prepare students and citizens to confront the many challenges ahead. A research-intensive institution like Waterloo is ideally poised to create the biggest change and best solutions for our future, whether it is tackling public-health challenges, addressing systemic racism, the growing climate crisis, or spurring economic recovery and growth. 
I am extraordinarily proud and humbled to join an institution of higher-education that is so well respected in Canada and around the world.”

DR. VIVEK GOEL, President-Designate, University of Waterloo

Goel’s five-year term will begin on July 1, 2021.

Full article: [Waterloo Stories]

 

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