About our Dean

Research & Teaching

Frederick West began his term as Acting Dean of Science on July 1, 2021. West originally came to the Faculty of Science in 2002 as a new faculty member in the Department of Chemistry. During the last 20 years, West has served as a professor, interim department chair, associate chair research, and vice-dean as well as co-director of the Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta—Translational Science Institute. 

In recent years, West has received the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the 2020 Bernard Belleau Award by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, recognizing his research program’s contributions to medicinal chemistry and improving human health, and been appointed the Allard Research Chair in Oncology.

Frederick West, Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta, pictured in front of CCIS.