One of the university’s longest-serving deans was tapped to lead the academic and budgetary affairs of the institution. Western Engineering Dean Andrew Hrymak became Provost & Vice-President (Academic), on Aug. 1, replacing Janice Deakin. Under Hrymak’s leadership as Dean, Western Engineering saw a significant increase in enrolment, industry partnerships, alumni activities and outreach. He also oversaw the construction of the Amit Chakma Engineering Building and the WindEEE Dome at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Park.
Hrymak was lauded for his passion for Western and his high capacity for strategic thinking. The selection committee highlighted his exceptional analytic skills in building collaborations and an impressive track record leading change.