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Leonard Waverman re-appointed Dean of DeGroote School of Business

DeGroote School of Business | Hamilton | July 10, 2017

Leonard Waverman has been re-appointed Dean of McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business. The appointment was approved by the Board of Governors and took effect July 1.

Waverman has served as Dean since January 2013, when he arrived on campus from the University of Calgary, where he was Dean of the Haskayne School of Business.

“Dean Waverman has accomplished much in his time at McMaster, launching the new Executive MBA program in Digital Transformation, working with the Faculty to reconfigure the MBA and engaging with the Faculty of Humanities to launch the new IBH program this September,” says Provost David Wilkinson. “Our students, staff and faculty are well-served by his leadership.”

“I’m very pleased to be able to continue my work at McMaster,” says Waverman. “The DeGroote School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country, and I look forward to being able to keep working with the community here to build on its many strengths.”

Raised in Toronto, Waverman earned his B.Com. and MA from the University of Toronto and his PhD from MIT. He has been a professor of economics at the University of Toronto and the London School of Business.

He is on the Academic Advisory Board of Columbia University’s Centre for Tele-Information, is Fellow at the Centre on Business and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown, and served as a director of BNP Paribas (Canada) and the CD Howe Institute.

His research focuses on the impact developments in the telecommunication industry have on growth and productivity.

In January 2009, he was cited as one of the world’s top 50 most influential thought leaders in the telecommunications industry by Global Telecoms magazine and has received the honor of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques from the Government of France.

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As we enter another exciting calendar year at DeGroote, I’d like to start by offering some reflections on the past 12 months.

Dean's Message

This blog will feature the many voices of the DeGroote leadership team. In particular, the associate deans, department chairs, and executive staff will use this space to celebrate the achievements of our students and faculty and generally keep the DeGroote community up to date on what’s happening at DeGroote.

I encourage you to take part in the conversation and share these posts with your network.

Len Waverman

Dean's bio

Dr. Waverman is a world-renowned expert in international telecommunications and global resource economics.

He earned his B. Com. and MA from the University of Toronto and his PhD in economics from MIT. He has been a professor of economics at the University of Toronto and the London Business School and Dean of the Haskayne School of Business as well as professor of strategy at the University of Calgary.

Other Contributors

Emad Mohammad,

Associate Dean, Academic
Naresh AgarwalNaresh Agarwal,

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research)
rick-hackett-thRick D. Hackett,

Acting Associate Dean (Faculty Affairs and Accreditation)


Dr. Leonard Waverman,
Dean of DeGroote School of Business
Dean’s Office, Room 244
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4M4
P: 905-525-9140, ext. 24431

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