Staff Announcement – Academic Director, Sustainability Office

PDAD&C #32, 2014-15

To:  PDAD&C 
From:      Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations 
Date:  October 24, 2014
Re:  Staff Announcement – Academic Director, Sustainability Office 

I am very pleased to announce the recent appointment of Professor Bryan Karney to the inaugural position of Academic Director, Sustainability Office within the Facilities and Services department and University Operations portfolio.

Professor Karney has served as Chair, Division of Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems since 2006. He became Associate Dean, Cross-Disciplinary Programs providing leadership to the Cross-Disciplinary Programs Office within the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering in 2009 which was extended to June 30, 2015 in 2012. He is also a professor in the Environmental Section of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Widely respected in his field and well accomplished in both passions of his academic life – teaching and research, Professor Karney has earned a Faculty Teaching Award in 2001-2002, the highest teaching honour awarded by the Faculty and has received the Northrop Frye Award for excellence in combining teaching and research in 2009.

Outside the Faculty and the University, Professor Karney provides his expertise as a consultant for several projects including inverse transient analysis of Toronto and Peel Region, hydraulic analysis of Western Beaches Project, hydraulic review of Pearson International Airport jet fuel distribution system, and many others.

Professor Karney’s considerable scholarly and educational efforts and success in the area of sustainability will provide the foundation for a productive partnership with the operations component and outreach of Facilities and Services. In his new role, Professor Karney will work closely with the Facilities and Services sustainability and operational staff to explore links and options to aggregate the academic teaching and research functionality within campus operations into an integrated, vibrant and productive coherence and to expand this to a collaborative effort with the academic community and foster a tri-campus engagement with UTM and UTSC.

I am hugely appreciative of Bryan taking on this important role. Please join me in welcoming him and wishing him all the best in his new position.