Leadership and governance

Meet the faculty.

Michel Labrosse, Interim Dean

Dr. Michel Labrosse was named interim dean of the Faculty of Engineering on January 17, 2024.

Before his appointment, Labrosse served as vice-dean, student affairs, overseeing the undergraduate and graduate studies offices. He also held the role of vice-dean, undergraduate studies, from 2018 to 2023. In this role, he played a significant role in undergraduate enrolment in the Faculty, focusing on raising female enrolment and supporting measures to improve student retention and reduce barriers to graduation.

During his many years of service, Labrosse has helped shape and implement the Faculty of Engineering’s strategy, especially as it pertains to the student experience, its reputation and recruitment efforts. He’s a seasoned researcher and an experienced administrator with a deep commitment to innovation and to the Faculty’s vision to educate global change makers who seek to conduct work or research of public value.

“I want to empower the Faculty of Engineering community, students, professors and employees, to fulfil their academic and professional passions in an environment that is diverse, welcoming and inclusive. Together, we can have a positive impact on the future through sharing of ideas and collaboration at every level.”

– Michel Labrosse

Michel Labrosse
Michel Labrosse, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Executive committee

The executive committee of the faculty is the decision-making committee of the faculty. Members of the executive team include the dean and vice-deans, heads of departments and key members of the administrative staff.

Faculty council

The faculty council is made up of the members of the executive committee, professors and students from each department and school and is chaired by the dean.

Curriculum improvement advisory committees

Curriculum Improvement Advisory Committees have been established to look at programs at the Faculty of Engineering. Each committee ensures that the curriculum of the programs it’s responsible for is current and relevant to industry and society.

Committees are composed of alumni and others working in related engineering fields, current students, and the program director. Members comment yearly on data collected about their programs, contributing their expertise regarding industry trends and shifts in the skills and knowledge needed by graduates.

Related links

Policies and regulations of the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Ottawa.