Charmaine Dean is Vice-President, Research and International at the University of Waterloo. In this role, she is focused on building upon foundational strengths, heightening the emphasis on collaborations, and linking related external portfolios in a systematic approach to industrial partners and entrepreneurship.
From 2011 to 2017, Dr. Dean served as Dean of Science at Western University. Prior to her service at Western, she played a major role in establishing the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in her capacity of Associate Dean of that Faculty. Dr. Dean has served in numerous capacities at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the US National Institute for Health, and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, among other granting councils. An engaged member of other relevant boards including the Water Institute, the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, Compute Ontario and the US Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Dr. Dean has also been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and American Association for the Advancement of Science, awarded the CRM-SSC prize in 2003, and received the University of Waterloo Alumni Achievement Medal in 2007.