Professor Hrymak is Western’s Provost & Vice-President (Academic) for the term August 1,
As Provost & Vice-President (Academic), professor Hrymak is Western’s chief academic and budgetary officer, providing senior executive oversight for a broad portfolio of academic and administrative units across campus, including 12 Faculties/Schools, Student Experience, Faculty Relations, Western International, Libraries, Registrar's Office, Institutional Planning & Budgeting, Technology Services, and the McIntosh Gallery. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ Western. For a more complete picture of the Provost’s portfolio, please see the organizational chart at http://provost.uwo.ca/provost/org_chart.html.
While Dean of Engineering, professor Hrymak led a significant expansion of undergraduate and graduate student enrolment, oversaw construction of the new engineering building and world-first WindEEE Dome, and fostered a collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching and research culture through multiple partnerships with other Faculties and Schools across campus. He also played a leadership role in securing a long-term partnership between Western and the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology in the area of composites research, representing the first-ever comprehensive joint venture between a Canadian university and an institute of Fraunhofer-Gessellschaft—Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization.
Professor Hrymak holds a BEng degree from McMaster University and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include