Effective February 1, 2022, Dr. Rehan Sadiq will serve as UBC Okanagan’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic pro tem.
Dr. Sadiq is an exceptional member of our faculty who is an extraordinary teacher, researcher, and administrator who leads by example. He is a leader within his academic field, and garners national and international recognition for his research. He is a Professor of Civil Engineering and a Distinguished University Scholar and currently holds the position of Executive Associate Dean in the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan. He is also a co-lead of the Life Cycle Management Laboratory at UBC.
A Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia since 2009, Dr. Sadiq serves on the Pakistan Engineering Council. He has been a member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) since 2012, and was named a CSCE Fellow in 2021. Dr. Sadiq is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE). In 2021, he was named a University of British Columbia Distinguished Scholar (DSU). The prestigious DUS program recognizes members of UBC Faculty who have distinguished themselves as exceptional scholars including significant impact in the field, received international recognition as leaders in the field, a superior record in attracting and supervising students and trainees.
Dr Sadiq’s dynamic leadership of the School of Engineering has played an instrumental role in establishing the School as a beacon for both engineering education and research, emphasizing student experience and innovation in research.
While Dr. Sadiq takes on this important role, the Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Office will provide additional support for Dr. Lukas Bichler (Director, pro tem) and the SOE leadership team during the transition.
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