For over four decades, Dr. Adel Sedra has been dedicated to advancing the worlds of academia and engineering. On July 1, 2003 he joined the University of Waterloo community as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering where he is currently leading the academic planning process called VISION 2010. The plan encompasses the aspiration to be recognized as the premier engineering school in Canada and a leader in North America.
Dr. Sedra’s career initially began as a faculty member with the University of Toronto in 1969 where he assumed a number of roles over three decades, including chair of its Electrical Engineering department. This was followed by serving nine years as Vice-President, Provost, and Chief Academic Officer where he led the university through two major long-range planning cycles.
Sedra received his BSc degree from Cairo University in 1964, followed by his MASc and PhD degrees from the University of Toronto in 1968 and 1969 respectively: all three degrees received were in the field of Electrical Engineering. His research specializes in the area of mircoelectronics, focusing on the theory and design of circuits for communication and instrumentation systems. His research has resulted in the publication of approximately 150 research papers and three textbooks. One of Sedra’s textbooks, Microelectronic Circuits, has approximately 800,000 copies in print, is published in ten languages, and used by hundreds of universities worldwide.
His research and educational activities have won Sedra a number of awards, including the 1988 Frederick Emmons Terman Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, the 1996 Education Medal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Third Millennium Medal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the 2002 Award of Excellence of Ontario Professional Engineers, and the 2002 Alumni Medal of the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Association. In 2003 Queen’s University awarded Sedra with an honorary Doctor of Science degree. Last year, the University of Toronto awarded Sedra a Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa).
Dr. Sedra currently serves on the Research Council of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIAR), and as a delegate to Oxford University Press.
May 24, 2006
The Friends of the Library is a group of alumni, faculty, staff, and local community members interested in promoting the collections, services, and needs of the University of Waterloo Library.
|Author||Title of Work|
|Ball, Norman R.||The Canadian Niagara Power Company Story|
||Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Special Issue: Continuity, Contradiction and Change in Contemporary Dublin|
|Cairns, Alan||First Nations and the Canadian State: In Search of Coexistence|
|Clarke, George Elliott||George & Rue|
|Cowan, Douglas E.||Cyberhenge: Modern Pagans on the Internet|
|Dagg, Anne Innis||Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure|
|Famà, Nino (Antonio)||La stanza segreta|
|Gimpelevich, Zina J.||Vasil Bykau: His Life and Works|
|Gollnick, James||Religion and Spirituality in the Life Cycle|
|Hara, Kimie||Sanfuranshisuko heiwajoyaku no moten: ajia taiheiyo chiiki no reisen to 'sengo mikaiketsu no shomondai' o kangaeru (Blind Spots of the San Francisco Peace Treaty: Re-thinking the Cold War in the Asia-Pacific Region and the "Unresolved Problems" since the Second World War)|
|Higgins, Michael W.||Stalking the Holy: The Pursuit of Saint Making|
|Jewinski, Judi||Making Sense: A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing: Engineering & Technical Sciences|
|The Ready Reference Handbook|
|Jewkes, Elizabeth M.||Engineering Economics in Canada|
|Jones, Lyndon W.
Jones, Deborah A.
|Common Contact Lens Complications: Their Recognition and Management|
|Mitchell, Bruce||Environmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian Perspective|
|Noteboom, Erin (Bow)||Kitchen: Domestic/Erotic Poems|
|Seal up the Thunder|
|Pedersen, Dorothy||Convoys of World War II|
|Skidmore, James M.||The Trauma of Defeat: Ricarda Huch's Historiography during the Weimar Republic|
|Steiner, Stefan H.
MacKay, R. Jack
|Statistical Engineering: An Algorithm for Reducing Variation in Manufacturing Processes|
|Stern, Pamela||Critical Inuit Studies: An Anthology of Contemporary Arctic Ethnography|
|Thacker, Robert||Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives: A Biography|
|Wall, Geoffrey||Tourism: Change, Impacts and Opportunities|
|Westhues, Kenneth||Winning, Losing, Moving On: How Professionals Deal with Workplace Harassment and Mobbing|
|Williams, Julia||Learning English for Academic Purposes|