Dean at the Faculty of Applied Science of the University of British Columbia
On September 1, 2008, Tyseer Aboulnasr became dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and a professor of electrical engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she oversees 11 engineering disciplines and three schools on two separate campuses.
Tyseer Aboulnasr received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Cairo University and her master's and PhD in electrical engineering from Queen's University. She served as dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa from 1998 to 2004, associate dean (Academic) from 1996 to 1998 and professor of electrical engineering at uOttawa's School of Information Technology and Engineering. In 2004, she received the Order of Ontario. In 2003, she was named fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and was elected fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 1999. She received the Ottawa-Carleton YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Education, in 1999 and, in 2001, was named one of the most influential people in Ottawa.
Tyseer Aboulnasr has been invited to participate in faculty and departmental strategic planning exercises for several major Canadian institutions, research centres and international organizations. She has published more than 100 articles and has spoken at numerous conferences. She is also greatly involved in raising awareness and fostering an understanding of intercultural communication.