Spiro Yannacopoulos was appointed Associate Dean, School of Engineering, for a five year term, effective July 1, 2013. This full-time position will have a dual reporting role to the Provost and Vice-Principal of UBC’s Okanagan campus and to the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science.
Yannacopoulos is a Professor in the School of Engineering and has held the roles of Director of the School since 2006 and Associate Dean since 2008. In this dual capacity, Yannacopoulos has been an effective and enthusiastic advocate for the development and expansion of the School. Through his leadership and guidance, the School of Engineering has received full accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board for the second time. With this appointment, Yannacopoulos has stepped down from his current role as Director of the School of Engineering.
Eric Hall, Dean pro tem of UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science has also announced the appointment of Prof. Rehan Sadiq as Acting Director for the School of Engineering for a one-year term effective July 1.