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Saskatchewan Polytechnic appoints new dean for the School of Business and School of Information and Communications Technology

Muthana Zouri brings over 20 years of academic leadership to Sask Polytech

September 29, 2020 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic is pleased to announce Muthana Zouri as the new dean for the School of Business, the School of Information and Communications Technology and the Department of Arts and Sciences. Zouri brings over 20 years of academic leadership to Sask Polytech. Prior to joining Sask Polytech Zouri was at Ryerson University as a program director at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

“Muthana brings a wealth of leadership, strategic capability and diverse teaching experiences both locally and internationally to his new role at Sask Polytech,” says Dr. Has Malik, provost and vice-president, Academic. “Muthana is passionate about education and is committed to flexible learning combined with applied research and industry-related partnerships to support an enhanced student learning experience.”

“I am excited to join Sask Polytech to help School of Business, the School of Information and Communications Technology and the Department of Arts and Sciences students reach their education and career goals,” Zouri shares. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on the need for accelerated digital transformation throughout many sectors of our economy. The School of Business and the School of Information and Communications Technology can help people acquire the business and digital skills they need to be successful in our disrupted economy.” 

Zouri served as the associate dean responsible for IT and technology programs at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He also worked as the director, Continuing Education and Workforce Development, providing a leadership role in developing and delivering training programs in design and applied technology. As a professor, Zouri taught and contributed to the curriculum development in the IT cluster of programs at Humber College. He worked on various collaborative initiatives to promote competency-based and project-based learning. Zouri holds a master’s degree in Statistics and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Computer Science. His research interests include decision support systems, machine learning, knowledge representation, and knowledge discovery.

The appointment of Zouri as the new dean for the School of Business, the School of Information and Communications Technology and the Department of Arts and Sciences follows a highly competitive national search.