Campus Memorial for Pearl Sullivan, Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Engineering


The University of Waterloo has announced details regarding the campus memorial for the Faculty of Engineering’s dean emeritus, Pearl Sullivan.

“Pearl Sullivan was truly an inspiration. Her accomplishments at the University of Waterloo prove that no matter the challenges female engineers face, we can always succeed through dedication and perseverance. Pearl’s role as the first female Dean of Engineering has paved the way for students such as myself to realize our full potential; for that, we will always hold the utmost respect and admiration towards her,” a first-year Nanotechnology Engineering student, who asked to remain anonymous, said. 

The memorial will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on YouTube Live. 

UW students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the online memorial, celebrating and reflecting on Pearl Sullivan’s life and her service as a professor, department chair and dean. 

UW President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Mary Wells, Provost and Vice-President Academic, James Rush and Former President of the Engineering Society, Abdullah Barakat will be speaking at the memorial, along with a special performance from the a capella group, the Water Boys. 

Registration details can be found on the Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 edition of the UW Daily Bulletin. 


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