Jean Andrey officially appointed Environment dean

On July 1, Professor Jean Andrey will begin her tenure as the new dean of the Faculty of Environment on a five-year term.

Jean AndreyAs a professor in Geography and Environmental Management for more than 25 years, Andrey is one of the longest-serving faculty members in the Faculty of Environment. Her work on transportation infrastructure and weather and climate change has influenced the management of road safety in Canada.

"I am so honoured by this appointment," said Andrey. “The important work Faculty researchers conduct on climate change, ecology, urban development and building a sustainable economy is making a difference today, and our innovative programming prepares students to be the environmental leaders of tomorrow.”

Andrey is past-president of the Canadian Association of Geographers, a winner of the Women of Waterloo Region (WOW) award and is highly regarded as a distinguished teacher and mentor to students. She currently serves as interim dean.

“Professor Andrey is a shining example of an accomplished female leader of our University community,” said Ian Orchard, vice-president academic and provost of Waterloo, who also announced James Rush as the new dean for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. “I am thrilled in the choice in leadership for both Faculties and look forward to working with partners, both ongoing and new, in furthering the mission of the University."

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