Reappointment of Professor Christopher Yip as Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (PDAD&C #13)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Date: October 6, 2023
Re: Reappointment of Professor Christopher Yip as Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (PDAD&C #13)

I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the reappointment of Professor Christopher Yip for a five-year term from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2029.

Under his leadership, the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is the #1 engineering school in Canada. His expansion of research supports, the launch of interdivisional interdisciplinary certificates with Public Health, and the Munk School of Public Policy, and further engagement in Tri-Campus initiatives like the Tri-Campus Partnership on co-op internships, and the newly launched Global Leadership Minor are all part of his investment in research, learning and innovation inside and outside of Engineering. His strategy of diversification of partnerships, internationally and with corporations is demonstrated through the University of Toronto Electric Vehicle Research Centre partnership with Porsche and new offerings such as Artificial Intelligence Engineering. Also known for his advocacy of the profession, Professor Yip maintained a vibrant, engaged Engineering community through the pandemic.

Professor Yip is an internationally renowned scholar for his work on molecular imaging. He has received numerous honours and awards, including the Premier’s Research Excellence Award, the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Faculty Teaching Award for sustained contributions to excellence in teaching, and a Tier II Canada Research Chair Award in molecular imaging. Professor Yip is also a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Previously, Professor Yip has served as Associate Vice-President, International Partnerships, and Director of the Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. As Associate Vice-President and as Director of IBBME, Professor Yip made strategic advances for the University, leading to the creation of new awards and funding opportunities.

Professor Yip received his BASc from the University of Toronto and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto, Professor Yip was a research scientist at Dupont Canada and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Eli Lilly and Company.

Professor Yip’s leadership, commitment to students, and dedication to the profession will be key to the continued success of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering in the years ahead. Please join me in congratulating Professor Yip on this reappointment.