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Dr. Mohamed Lachemi is president and vice-chancellor of Ryerson University, appointed by the Board of Governors effective April 4, 2016. An internationally recognized researcher and accomplished academic administrator, he has been a key contributor to the growth and development of Ryerson over a transformational time in the university’s history. A Ryerson professor of civil engineering since 1998, he has served in progressively senior roles, including dean of the faculty of engineering and architectural science, and provost and vice-president academic. In consultation with the Ryerson community, he brought in the university’s academic plan, Our Time to Lead 2014-19, and as president he is championing its shared values and strategic goals.

A graduate of l'Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Oran in Algeria and L'Université de Sherbrooke (MASc and PhD), Dr. Lachemi is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Board member of OneEleven and Trillium Health Partners.

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