Dr. Marcus Santos – Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs
Contribute to society. Be a better person. The best education accomplishes both.
As we move through the 21st century, education faces challenges of ever greater complexity.
- How can students succeed in an increasingly competitive environment?
- Do curriculums meet the demands of changing global realities.
These are just a few of the challenges I navigate as Associate Dean. My overarching goal: make education truly useful to students lives both as citizens and members of the workforce.
A foot in Computing. A heart in Science.
My career started in Computer Engineering. Later on, I learned about the scientific method. Now, my fascination is the real science behind Computer Science, with interest centred on:
- Evolutionary computation
- Genetic programming
- Knowledge representation
- Automatic reasoning
“What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.”
I believe that education needs to recalibrate its focus on the fundamentals. I champion learning that’s practical, absorbing and fun — never boring.
With Ryerson’s Experiential Learning, my Office continues to search out new ways for students to integrate learning and doing.
As leaders, we need a good pulse on the student population
In my role of Associate Dean, I often mentor student leaders. It brings tremendous satisfaction and is one way I keep in tune with the student body.
I want each undergrad to be fully engaged in their program. To that end, my Office undertakes various initiatives to enrich student affairs and university life at Ryerson.