I am pleased to announce that the Board of Governors of UBC has approved the appointment of Professor Gino DiLabio as the inaugural Dean of the new Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science for a five-year term, beginning September 1, 2020.
Prof. DiLabio is a well-recognized expert in computational chemistry, physical organic chemistry, and nanoscience. His work has earned him a number of international awards and honours during his career. He joined UBC’s Okanagan campus in 2014 as the head of its Department of Chemistry. During his term as head, the department saw a significant transformation in research activity.
Before joining UBC Okanagan, Prof. DiLabio worked at the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) Steacie Institute for Molecular Science and National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT). Prof. DiLabio received his undergraduate and MSc degrees in Chemistry from Carleton University in Ottawa, and his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Clarkson University, USA. Prof. DiLabio has been serving as dean pro tem for the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences since July of 2019.
I hope you will all join me in congratulating Prof. DiLabio on this appointment. I look forward to working with the new Faculty of Science as it begins its journey.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the faculty, students, and staff who participated in this search, and the Search Committee.
Ananya Mukherjee Reed
Provost and Vice-President Academic