Civil engineering professor Eric Hall has been appointed dean pro tem of the UBC Faculty of Applied Science. Hall follows Dean Tyseer Aboulnasr, who stepped down as of Dec. 31, 2011.
Hall received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biochemistry at McMaster University and pursued studies in McMaster’s Water Research Group, earning a PhD in chemical engineering. In 1979, he joined Environment Canada’s Wastewater Technology Centre, working as a senior process engineer while also serving as a part-time associate professor of civil engineering at McMaster. In 1992, Hall came to the UBC Dept. of Civil Engineering as Senior NSERC/COFI Industrial Research Chair in Forest Products Waste Management. From 2003 to 2008, Hall served as Civil Engineering department head, and he most recently served as associate dean, faculty matters.
Hall was awarded the Willem Rudolfs Medal from the Water Environment Federation in 1994 and received the I.H. Weldon Award by Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada in 2000. He was elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2010.
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