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The Next Pivot

The Next Pivot

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Diana Maltese 

A heartfelt farewell and send-off for Dean Ishwar Puri


“I’ve made many pivots in my career, as I believe that discovery through curiosity is very important,” Puri said. “Curiosity managed well allows you to consider a problem and find a solution that’s fun to create and has value. It’s important to find joy in research.”

Ishwar Puri, McMaster’s dean of engineering, is entering an exciting new chapter of his career as vice president, research at the University of Southern California.

A visionary leader, champion of students, innovative research and experiential learning, Ishwar has inspired a cultural shift and a new direction at the Faculty over the past eight years.

To celebrate Ishwar, his many achievements, and his next pivot, we invite faculty staff and students to join us for a virtual goodbye party.

Hear words from President David Farrar and Provost Susan Tighe and more special guests; videos commemorating Ishwar’s time at Mac Eng, musical performances from our talented students and a chance to say your personal goodbyes.

Share a video message to Ishwar on our Capsule page. 

For inquiries please contact Diana Maltese: