Gino DiLabio named Dean pro tem for the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Dear colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Gino DiLabio has accepted the position of Dean pro tem of the Barber School, beginning July 1, 2019. DiLabio joined UBC Okanagan Campus in 2014 and is currently a professor and head of the department of chemistry.

Dr. DiLabio came to UBC from the National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT), a joint institute of the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Alberta. At NINT/UofA, DiLabio worked as a senior scientist and as an associate director and held an adjunct professor appointment in the department of physics.

Dr. DiLabio is an active and accomplished researcher. To date, he has published 138 peer-reviewed scientific papers, three book chapters, one edited book and has given more than 150 invited and contributed presentations. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in the development of major research projects which have attracted significant amounts of funding from NSERC, CFI, BKDF, and the Department of National Defence. His technology development work has led to five patents, several of which are licensed.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Barbara Rutherford, the current Dean pro tem of the Barber School, who will complete her term on June 29, 2019. She has provided strong leadership to the School over the last year and, as acknowledged by her colleagues, has provided support for the faculty and staff at a time of transition.

Ananya Mukherjee Reed
Provost and Vice-President, Academic
UBC Okanagan