Bhushan Gopaluni appointed Vice-Provost and AVP, Faculty Planning, pro tem

UBC today announced that Professor Bhushan Gopaluni – currently Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development at the Faculty of Applied Science – accepted the role of UBC Vice-Provost and AVP, Faculty Planning, pro tem. Prof. Gopaluni’s new role is in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Vancouver, and starts May 1, 2022.

Professor Bhushan Gopaluni poses in front of a white background
Professor Bhushan Gopaluni has been appointed UBC Vice-Provost and AVP, Faculty Planning, pro tem, at UBC Vancouver

The role of vice-provost and associate vice-president, faculty planning, is responsible for the academic leadership of enrolment planning and management, stewardship of existing and new academic space and capital projects, and has an important role in the university budget planning.

"I am humbled and honoured to join the team in the provost’s office,” said Prof. Gopaluni. “I look forward to working with them to realize UBC’s collective goals, as we transition to a post-pandemic world."  

“We are delighted that Prof. Gopaluni’s outstanding work and contributions to our university are being recognized in this new appointment,” said James Olson, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science. “We know he will succeed in this new role and his efforts will be of great benefit to all faculty members UBC.” 

Prof. Gopaluni joined the Faculty of Applied Science, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, in 2006. He was associate head for the department between 2014-2017, following which he joined the Dean’s Office as associate dean, education and professional development. He is an associate faculty member of the Institute of Applied Mathematics, the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems, Pulp and Paper Centre and the Clean Energy Research Centre. 

As Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development, Prof. Gopaluni focused on improving the student experience and expanding and improving professional development and experiential learning opportunities. Under his leadership the Experiential Learning Hub (E-Hub) was launched, the co-op program was expanded, and focused resources were put into engineering design teams and other professional development programming. 

An interim associate dean, education and professional development, will be identified in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Carol Jaeger, Associate Dean Academic, will provide support for this portfolio. 

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. E-commerce Cart A shopping cart. Time A clock. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Social Media The globe is the default icon for a social media platform. TikTok The logo for the TikTok social media platform. Calendar Location Home A house in silhouette. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Telephone An antique telephone. Play A media play button. Search A magnifying glass. Arrow indicating share action A directional arrow. Speech Bubble A speech bubble. Star An outline of a star. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. User A silhouette of a person. Vimeo The logo for the Vimeo video sharing service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service. Future of work A logo for the Future of Work category. Inclusive leadership A logo for the Inclusive leadership category. Planetary health A logo for the Planetary health category. Solutions for people A logo for the Solutions for people category. Thriving cities A logo for the Thriving cities category. University for future A logo for the University for future category.