College of Waterloo appoints new dean of Surroundings | Waterloo Information


On July 1, Professor Bruce Frayne will start his tenure as the brand new dean of the College of Surroundings for a five-year time period.

Previous to his appointment, Frayne was a tenured, full professor on the College of Waterloo serving a second time period because the Director of the Faculty of Surroundings, Enterprise and Growth within the College of Surroundings.

“Professor Frayne’s dedication to sustainability, social justice, interdisciplinarity and internationalization via transformative schooling, scholarship and repair resonates with the College and College Strategic Plans,” stated James Rush, vice-president educational and provost at Waterloo. “Along with greater than a decade of instructing, analysis, and administrative management expertise throughout the College, and with greater than twenty years of expertise each inside and outdoors of the academy main a number of massive multi-country multi-stakeholder analysis and coverage networks, he’s well-positioned to guide the College of Surroundings.”

Professor Bruce Frayne

Professor Bruce Frayne

Frayne is an city planner, geographer, and senior member of the college administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Natal (now College of KwaZulu-Natal), a Grasp of Metropolis and Regional Planning from the College of Cape City, each in South Africa, and a PhD in Geography from Queen’s College, Canada.

Frayne served as an assistant professor at Queen’s College earlier than becoming a member of the College of Waterloo in 2010 and was appointed as a full professor in 2019. His analysis pursuits fall throughout the broad ambit of sustainable cities, and embody the three associated areas of human migration, urbanization, and meals safety.

Along with main the Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDG) Canadian Cities Index undertaking, Frayne works in Sub-Saharan Africa and cities of the International South. He has served as a member of Waterloo Senate (2012-14) and on different our bodies on the college, College, and unit ranges, together with a number of exterior boards, committees, and advisory our bodies.

Frayne takes over from Jean Andrey, a professor within the Division of Geography and Environmental Administration (GEM) who has served because the dean since 2014. 

College of Surroundings is house to about 3,000 graduate and undergraduate college students in 5 models – the Division of Geography & Environmental Administration (GEM), the Division of Information Integration (KI), the Faculty of Surroundings, Enterprise and Growth (SEED), the Faculty of Surroundings, Sources and Sustainability (SERS) and the Faculty of Planning.



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