Indian Scholar H Deep Saini appointed Vice Chancellor of Canberra University

Mar 15, 2016 09:01 IST

Renowned Indian scholar and plant physiologist H Deep Saini on 9 March 2016 was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the prestigious University of Canberra.

Saini, currently the Vice-President of the University of Toronto and Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga campus in Canada, will succeed Vice Chancellor Stephen Parker in September 2016.

Who is H Deep Saini?

Hargurdeep Saini, also known as Deep Saini, is a notable scientist and plant physiologist.

He has previously served as the dean of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario.

An alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana, and later the University of Adelaide, Australia, he joined many Indian-origin educationists holding high positions in Canadian universities.

He began his academic career in Canada in 1982 when he joined the University of Alberta as a post-doctoral fellow.

He is currently a member of the NSERC's Biological Systems and Functions grant selection panel, the Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Botany.

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