Dean Sedra’s Farewell Open House

October 5th, 2012 Permalink

Dr. Adel Sedra has been the dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo since 2003 and June 30 2012 will be his last day as dean.  Pearl Sullivan of the Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering department will be taking over on July 1st and in my few conversations with her so far, […]

Dr. Adel Sedra has been the dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo since 2003 and June 30 2012 will be his last day as dean.  Pearl Sullivan of the Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering department will be taking over on July 1st and in my few conversations with her so far, I am very excited.  For the past month dean Sedra has attended various farewell events planned by various groups and Thursday June 21 was an open house for anyone who wanted to wish him well.  The faculty, staff and students all had a representative speak on behalf of their groups and the students were represented by Alessia Danelon, president of the Engineering Society ‘B’.   A few months ago the executive team started brainstorming what type of a gift we could get for the dean and after a few suggestions a tie, suspenders and cuff links were the winner, all in our favorite colour purple.  We got a frame with a large matt and put a photo that I took of the tool in it and then students were invited to sign the matt with best wishes.  The cufflinks were custom made with the Engineering society logo engraved on them which was pretty neat.  As many of you know from previous posts, the dean and I have had a rocky relationship at times but in speaking with him at this event, I was glad that I got to wish him well and ensure that there were no hard feelings upon his departure.  I brought my camera to the event and snapped a few pictures just for fun and I felt that since I haven’t been blogging much, it could be a fun topic to blog about!

Dean Sedra's Farewell Computer Engineering 2013 represent Dean Sedra's Farewell Alessia, showing off the cupcakes

Dean Sedra's Farewell

Dean Sedra's Farewell
Dean Sedra's Farewell
Dean Sedra's Farewell
Dean Sedra's Farewell

 

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