Leadership Updates in Environmental Engineering

It is with profound appreciation, that we announce the departure of Dr. Gregory Lawrence from the esteemed role of Environmental Engineering Co-Director. Dr. Lawrence served in this capacity for 3 years, and together with Dr. Madjid Mohseni, was instrumental in the genesis of this program. Co-Directors since the inception of this program, their exceptional vision and tireless efforts in leadership, academics and administration, led to the program’s recent success in being accredited by the Engineers Canada Accreditation Board in June of 2023. It is with the utmost gratitude that we extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lawrence for his unwavering commitment to advancing our program’s mission and success.

As we bid farewell to one exceptional leader, we are excited to announce another. Dr. Tamara Etmannski, with her illustrious journey in academia, is set to embark on a new chapter as our Co-Director, together with Dr. Madjid Mohseni. Dr. Etmannski joined UBC in 2014 after completing her PhD in Environmental Engineering at Oxford. Dr. Etmannski brings a wealth of experience to the position having been the co-director of the Joint UBC/UNBC Environmental Engineering undergraduate program since 2019.

The union of Dr. Tamara’s extensive experience and innovative leadership, alongside Dr. Mohseni’s existing expertise, promises a future filled with exciting possibilities for our program, and we  anticipate further growth, innovation, and excellence in Environmental Engineering. Welcome Dr. Etmannski. 


(Dr. Lawrence)                                      (Dr. Etmannski)