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Dr. Thomas Duever, P.Eng., FCIC

Dr. Thomas Duever

The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) is committed to excellence in education, innovation and research. We deliver high-quality education that produces workforce-ready graduates and we carry out vital research that improves daily life.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the accreditation of all eight of our engineering programs by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, and the accreditation of our architecture program by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. Our newest undergraduate program - biomedical engineering - received accreditation status in 2012, making it the first and only stand-alone accredited biomedical engineering program in English Canada. Accreditation is an external quality assurance peer review process based on national standards, and it is an achievement in which we all take great pride.

On the graduate side, we continue to push boundaries and develop new programs to meet society’s needs. In the past year, we have been developing several new Master’s programs, including Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Construction, Facilities and Infrastructure Management; Biomedical Engineering; and Energy and Innovation. In addition to delivering these relevant, high-quality programs, we also focus on providing our graduate students with a holistic experience, which includes a high degree of interaction with world-class supervisors, industry connections, funding opportunities and more.

Our Faculty is making exciting strides in scholarly, research and creative activities in all areas of engineering and architectural science. We are home to seven prestigious Canada Research Chairs and a senior industrial research chair. In addition, we have built strong and sustainable partnerships with industry, hospitals, international research groups and the external community. All of these partnerships provide our students with a diverse and rich environment for experiential and innovative learning.

Our Faculty is committed to our students’ engagement with the world beyond academia and the borders of Canada. We have student mobility partnerships with leading universities worldwide, and we strongly encourage our students to participate in a variety of competitions. These opportunities help our students to develop strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills, contributing to a well-rounded education that makes our graduates leaders in their chosen fields.

As we move forward, FEAS remains committed to excellence in education, innovation and research. We will continue to develop new programs, establish and strengthen national and international partnerships, and improve the Ryerson student experience.

About Dr. Duever

Dr. Tom Duever is a highly respected senior academic administrator and accomplished researcher who joins Ryerson University from the University of Waterloo. During his nine-year tenure as chair of Waterloo’s Department of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Duever led the department toward unprecedented growth and championed initiatives which contributed to the international reputation of both the department and faculty. He was instrumental in the creation of the multidisciplinary nanotechnology undergraduate program, and also negotiated the establishment of Waterloo’s Dubai campus in the United Arab Emirates and its associated chemical engineering program. Dr. Duever also oversaw the creation and realization of ‘E6’ – Waterloo’s dedicated, 5,400-square-metre state-of-the art chemical engineering research building – and the move of faculty members into Waterloo’s renowned Quantum Nano Centre.

As an internationally recognized researcher, Dr. Duever has more than 70 articles in journals and conference proceedings to his credit. He is a prolific presenter who has shared his research findings and his insights on chemical engineering at more than 80 conferences, lectures and seminars worldwide. He has also supervised the research projects of more than 30 graduate students.

Dr. Duever is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, and a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He previously served as chair of the Association of Canadian Chairs of Chemical Engineering. He holds PhD, master’s and bachelor degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo.