Leaders in industry and academia

The Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) is comprised of leaders in industry and academia who provide a valued outside perspective, furthering Waterloo Engineering's mission of education, research and knowledge transfer.

Members are formally invited by the Dean of Engineering to serve for a two-year renewable term.

As a bridge to the engineering and business community, the Dean's Advisory Council provides valuable advice to the Faculty on its Strategic Plan and its members serve as ambassadors and advocates, communicating the Faculty’s goals, programs and achievements to industry, government and the general public. The Council 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
  • Philanthropic partnerships
  • Academic programs
  • Advocacy and government

Current DAC membership

Emeritus Advisors

  • Rahul Bhatia
  • Catherine Booth
  • Fred Grigsby
  • Tony Franceschini
  • Norm Lockington
  • Andrew Stephens
  • Mike Pascoe
  • David Cornfield
  • Morden Yolles