Dr. Mohamed Lachemi is president and vice-chancellor of Ryerson University, first appointed in 2016 and reappointed to a second term concluding in 2026. An internationally recognized researcher and accomplished academic administrator, he has been a key contributor to the growth and development of Ryerson over a transformational time in the university’s history. A Ryerson professor of civil engineering since 1998, he has served in progressively senior roles, including dean of the faculty of engineering and architectural science, and provost and vice-president, academic. As president, he has promoted the establishment of Ryerson as a global university, navigated approvals for a new and innovative law school, and overseen the development of Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst – a national centre for cybersecurity, and The Future Skills Centre – a Ryerson-led consortium dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to succeed in the new economy.
A graduate of l’Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran in Algeria and L’Université de Sherbrooke (MASc and PhD), Dr. Lachemi is a member of the National Research Council of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Board member of Trillium Health Partners.