Article by Jordan Fernandez, UFV Today
Dr. Michael Hitch joins UFV as the Dean of the Faculty of Science, effective Sept. 1, 2023. He will also hold a faculty appointment in the School of Land Use and Environmental Change.
A senior leader with more than 38 years of academic and industry experience, Dr. Hitch brings a strong history of sound management and a combined track record of creating high-return opportunities.
Dr. Hitch most recently served at Curtin University (Australia), where he was the head of School for the Western Australia School of Mines: Minerals, Energy & Chemical Engineering. He has also held appointments at Tallinn University (Estonia), the University of New South Wales (Australia), and the University of British Columbia.
With an extensive publication record that includes 82 peer-reviewed journal articles, 52 conference presentations, a published book about his work in Nunavut, and numerous grants totalling millions of dollars, Dr. Hitch is excited about the opportunities he sees at UFV.