Deputy Provost's Biography

Deputy Provost and Associate Vice-President, Integrated Planning and Budgeting

Susan Tighe, Deputy Provost

Susan Tighe completed her BSc (1993) in Chemical Engineering Queens University, Kingston, continuing to further add a M.A.Sc. (1997) and PhD (2000) in Civil Engineering (Transportation/Infrastructure) at the University of Waterloo. She has been a faculty member in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo since 2000 and is the Norman McLeod Chair in Sustainable Pavement Engineering. She is also currently the President of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.  Susan has gained national and international recognition for her outstanding contributions to the development, design, and management of sustainable concrete and asphalt transportation infrastructure.  Her reputation as a scholar, educator, and professional engineer is well illustrated by the breadth of her honours and awards including Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, New College of Scholars Royal Society of Canada and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Medal for Research and Development. In July, she received the 2017 University of Waterloo Graduate Supervision Award.