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Ontario Tech University appoints noted electrical engineer and administrator as Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Langis Roy, appointed Dean of Graduate Studies, UOIT, effective July 1, 2015.
Dr. Langis Roy, appointed Dean of Graduate Studies, UOIT, effective July 1, 2015.

The Ontario Tech University has named Dr. Langis Roy as Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2015.

Dr. Roy comes to Ontario Tech University from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario where he was Associate Dean (Planning), Faculty of Graduate/Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA).

“Dr. Langis Roy will become an important builder of Ontario Tech University’s growing portfolio of master’s and doctoral programs,” said Deborah Saucier, Ph.D., Ontario Tech University Provost and Vice-President, Academic. “His strong record of research, scholarly accomplishments and graduate supervision at Carleton will serve him well in his new role as our university’s Dean of Graduate Studies.”

As a professor of electrical engineering, Dr. Roy developed an extensive research program in the area of wireless/biomedical components and received large public and private funding to support an average of 10 graduate students per year. Many of his students won the researcher/best paper awards and entrepreneurial competitions.

“I am passionate about graduate studies,” said Dr. Roy. “The transformative effect on students is enormous. While programs and modes of delivery may be continuously evolving, the importance of graduate education has never been higher.”

At Carleton, Dr. Roy led strategic graduate enrolment efforts which achieved the university’s highest-ever domestic and international enrolment in 2014-2015. He provided strategic planning and leadership on Carleton’s Faculty of Graduate/Postdoctoral Affairs Management Team which created graduate programming, along with internal/external awards, academic policy, administrative procedures, professional training and communications. He also developed and administered Carleton’s Cotutelle Policy, which allows doctoral students to complete Ph.D. program requirements while jointly enrolled at two universities.

Dr. Roy received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Carleton University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Université de Toulouse in France and has also been an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa.

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