Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) consists of Waterloo Engineering alumni, friends and other industry leaders selected to provide input and guidance towards our priorities and future strategic directions while helping us to garner the additional resources needed to further Waterloo Engineering in its mission of education, research and knowledge transfer.

Members are formally invited by the Dean of Engineering to serve for a three-year term (with option of one renewal).

The Council, a bridge to the engineering and global community, will provide valuable advice to the Faculty on its plans as well as serve as ambassadors, advocates and supporters, communicating the Faculty’s goals, programs and achievements. The Council typically meets twice a year.

Council Members are engaged in the following areas of focus, pertaining to the Faculty's interface with the engineering and business community, including, but not limited to:

  • Research and Educational Partnerships
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Philanthropic Partnerships
  • Academic Programs
  • Advocacy & Government

Current DAC membership

  • Patrick Lamarre, Chair

  • Armughan Ahmed

  • Ajay Batish

  • Greig Cameron

  • Erin Chapple

  • Rola Dagher

  • Athena D'Amato

  • Murray Gamble

  • Tej Gidda

  • Neha Khera

  • Jenise Lee

  • Alex Leyn

  • Chuck Magro

  • Sanjay Malaviya

  • Thomas Mason

  • Alan Murphy

  • ​Joe Natale

  • Vivienne Ojala

  • Petri Oksanen

  • Cameron Piron

  • Jennifer Smith

  • Ravi Srinivasan

  • Lisa Tong

  • Brian Tossan

  • Claire Zhao

  • John Zianis