College of Natural and Applied Sciences Portfolio

The College of Natural and Applied Sciences brings together the scientific expertise across our faculties, enabling a new level of interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching practices. Our portfolio includes education, research, and strategic initiatives.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

The Associate Dean (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) supports university, college and faculty-level EDI activities, providing advice and resources to faculty and department leaders, EDI committees, academic and non-academic staff and students.

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Interdisciplinary + Inclusive Education

Led by the associate dean (education), our college is creating world-leading programs and educational opportunities that transcend disciplines to deliver lifelong learning that is connected to research. Our work is inclusive of our diverse populations of learners.

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Office of Education

Led by the director, the Office of Education provides administrative support to academic units in the faculties of ALES, Engineering and Science. The key service functions of this office are: academic integrity; course scheduling and timetabling; student systems; and program coordination.

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The research portfolio is led by the associate dean (STEM research). This unit is focused on creating barrier-free, interdisciplinary, and large-scale research programs as well as facilitating complex partnerships.

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