Dean, SFU Medical School

Under academic policy, A13.05, Dilson Rassier, provost and vice-president academic, is forming a committee for the appointment of the founding dean of the SFU medical school.

Candidate Profile

The position description and candidate profile is available here. 

Search Committee Members

Members Conditions Name
Provost (or designate) Chair Dilson Etcheverry Rassier
Deans (2) Selected by Deans Tania Bubela, Faculty of Health Sciences
Angela Brooks-Wilson, Faculty of Science
Faculty Members (4) Elected by/from faculty of Faculties (with 1 from Health Sciences and 1 from Science) John O'Neil, Faculty of Health Sciences
Diane Finegood, Faculty of Science
Theodore (Teddy) Cosco, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Graduate Student (1) Selected by GSS Christopher Lacroix
Undergraduate Student (1) Selected by SFSS Thomas Lueth, VP University & Academic Affairs
Support Staff (1) Elected by support staff of Faculties Nicole Manson, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
Additional Faculty Members (up to 2) Selected by the Provost Jeffrey Reading, Faculty of Health Sciences
Steve Reynolds, Faculty of Science
Search Support Director, Senior Leadership Support Alisha Walsh, Office of the Provost and VP Academic

Search Committee Timeline

Meeting Date Time
Key Consultations, Advertising and Recruitment to begin August, 2023  
Meeting 1 Thursday, September 7, 2023 2:30-4:30 pm
Meeting 2 (Candidate Profile) Tuesday, September 26, 2023 2:30-4:30 pm
Meeting 3 (Progress Report) Tuesday, October 17, 2023 2:30-4:30 pm
Meeting 4 (Candidate Report and Interview Planning) Tuesday, November 7, 2023 2:30-4:30 pm
First Interviews  Tuesday, November 28, 2023 1:00-4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:00-5:00 pm
Thursday, November 30, 2023 3:00-5:00 pm
Meeting 5 (Final Interview Planning) Thursday, December 7, 2023 1:00-3:00 pm
Final Interviews Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:00-4:30 pm
Friday, January 12, 2024 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Meeting 6 (Recommendation) Tuesday, February 6, 2024 2:30-4:30 pm

Meetings will be held via zoom or hybrid, except final interviews, which will be held in person at the Burnaby campus.


An important part of the search process is gathering input from the the university community on the key challenges and opportunities the succesful candidate will face, the qualities, attributes, and experiences they should possess. The search committee appreciates the input received at the Open Forum and through comments provided through the feedback survey and email.


Search Consultants:
For more information on this opportunity, please contact SFU’s search consultants, Brent Cameron or Khaleeda Jamal of Boyden at

Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic