Kimberly A. Woodhouse

Kimberly A. Woodhouse, FCAE

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen’s University (Kingston, ON)

April 30, 2015

Dr. Kimberly A. Woodhouse is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University. Prior to joining the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Dr. Woodhouse held several positions at the University of Toronto, including a Professorship in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, and as the Associate Director of the Advanced Regenerative Tissue Engineering Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, a multi-institutional centre to bring basic scientists, engineers, and clinicians together to develop novel constructs for soft tissue engineering.

Dr. Woodhouse is a Professional Engineer and has extensive international experience in management and educational consulting. She holds several patents and was a co-founder of a biotechnology company. In addition to her academic background, Dr. Woodhouse has almost 10 years of experience in private sector manufacturing. Dr. Woodhouse is currently the Chair of the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science and serves on the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Board of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board.

Dr. Woodhouse has received a number of awards, including the 2013 L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Alumni Award, the Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education from Engineers Canada, the Premier’s Excellence Award, and the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Medal, “in recognition of valuable contributions made while furthering the technical advancement of the engineering profession in Ontario and its application to the public welfare.” Dr. Woodhouse is a named Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Woodhouse holds a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, and PhD in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University.

Role: Panel Member
Report: Some Assembly Required: STEM Skills and Canada's Economic Productivity (April 2015)