I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Charles Jia as Associate Chair, Continuing Professional Development (ACCPD) for a 3-year term from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
Charles joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry in September 1994 as an NSERC PDF after obtaining his Ph.D. from McMaster University and was promoted to Full Professor in July 2007. He has served the Department in various capacities, including Associate Chair-Graduate Studies from January 2012 to July 2015. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
In this new role, Charles will focus on enhancing and expanding our professional development programs by building on our Mater of Engineering (MEng) curriculum; creating internship opportunities for MEng students in coordination with the Engineering Career Centre; launching new MEng emphases; increasing MEng enrolment; and creating micro-credentials and other continuing professional development courses in collaboration with the School of Continuing Studies.
Please join me in congratulating Charles on his new appointment.