Dr. Tayseer Aboulnasr holds a Ph.D. and MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and a BSc. in Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt. She is currently a visiting professor at Nile University in Cairo, on leave from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she is a professor of Electrical Engineering. She was Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of British Columbia between 2008-2011 and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa between 1998-2004.
Dr. Aboulnasr received the Ottawa-Carleton YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Education in 1999 and was elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2002 and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2003. She was also named one of the 100 most influential people in Ottawa in 2001 and of the 100 most influential women in British Columbia in 2010. In 2005, she was named recipient of the 2004 Order of Ontario and in 2012, she received the Queen’s diamond Jubilee Award and was recognized as the ASME Egypt woman of the year. She is currently engaged in national social entrepreneurship initiatives, technology transfer and commercialization efforts at Nile University.