Dr. Rehan Sadiq

Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. Rehan Sadiq is Provost and Vice-President, Academic and a Professor of Civil Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Named a UBC Distinguished University Scholar in 2021, Dr. Sadiq has served as Executive Associate Dean in the School of Engineering; as a co-director of Digital Learning Factory Initiative; and as a co-lead of Life Cycle Management Laboratory.

Dr. Sadiq is a world-leading researcher in the areas of asset management of water supply systems, environmental risk analysis and lifecycle assessment of built environment. He is the author of more than 600 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles, book chapters and technical reports. With nearly 16,000 citations, he is among the top cited environmental engineering researchers globally; consistently ranked in the top 2% of scientists in the category of environmental science. Dr. Sadiq has served on and chaired numerous Canadian and international scientific committees and conferences. He sits on the editorial board of many international journals in his field.

Dr. Sadiq is registered as a Professional Engineer in BC (since 2010). He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (FCSE), Engineers Canada (FEC) and the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC).





“UBC has an outward look rather than an inward look, and we reach out to the community both locally and globally. We recognize that it’s much more than operating a financially viable university. There is something bigger at stake, and we’re reaching out and addressing the problems that really matter to society.”

– Dr. Rehan Sadiq

Leadership ONE-ON-ONE

Leadership one-on-one is a Q&A series aimed at getting ‘behind the scenes’ with senior leadership at UBC. Read Dr. Sadiq’s interview here.


Learn more about Dr. Sadiq’s background, research interests and publications.