About our dean

Dean Bill Rosehart and the Schulich leadership team are catalysts for a connected world: enhancing global research impact, expanding access to engineering and enriching the student experience.

About Bill Rosehart

For over 20 years, Dr. Bill Rosehart, PhD, has been a passionate advocate for engineering research and education. First appointed Schulich School of Engineering dean in 2014, Bill led the school to launch several new undergraduate, graduate and transfer programs - expanding access to the engineering profession.

During his tenure as dean, the school has welcomed record numbers of engineering students, dramatically increased student retention rates, significantly expanded student work placements and supported faculty to secure more federal funding for high impact research than ever before.

Bill has overseen the physical transformation of the Schulich School of Engineering from some of the oldest buildings on campus to the new Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex.

Guided by the Schulich School of Engineering’s strategic vision, Catalyst for a Connected World, Bill is committed to enhancing our global research impact, expanding access to engineering and enriching the student experience.

Most recently, he has shaped the launch of a series of leading-edge initiatives including creating a new digital innovation hub, establishing a new platform for student enrichment experiences, supporting expanded career services for engineering students, launching a new student wellness centre and building a network of new engineering makerspaces.

Bill Rosehart is registered as a Professional Engineer through APEGA. He was also a founding member of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) and has been inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering for his commitment to innovation in teaching and learning. He is a well-established researcher in the area of electrical energy engineering and has published over 100 scholarly articles, and supervised or co-supervised 20 graduate students.

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