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World Bank veteran joins University of Toronto

Paul Cadario appointed Distinguished Senior Fellow in Global Innovation

Paul Cadario will share his expertise with students and faculty at U of T (Photo courtesy of Faculty of Applied Sciene & Engineering)

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Munk School of Global Affairs announced the joint appointment of Paul Cadario, a Senior Manager at the World Bank, as a Distinguished Senior Fellow in Global Innovation.

In this role, Cadario will share his experience and expertise with students and faculty members at the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, from which he graduated in 1973 with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Cadario has spent more than 35 years working in international development at the World Bank, a Washington, D.C.-based international financial institution that works to reduce poverty around the globe. The majority of his work has focused on development in Africa and Asia, though he has also overseen World Bank activities in central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

In his new role, Cadario will deliver two public lectures during the course of his fellowship, which began May 1st until April 30, 2015. He will also mentor students in the Master of Global Affairs program and at the Centre for Global Engineering, as well as meet and work with faculty members from throughout the University.

“We are very pleased to welcome Paul Cadario home to the University of Toronto and especially Engineering,” said U of T Engineering’s Acting Dean, Professor Yu-Ling Cheng, who is also Director of the Centre for Global Engineering. “Paul will expand our efforts to educate truly global engineers and enrich the experience for our students and scholars.”

“We are delighted to partner with Engineering in this important area of innovation,” said Professor Janice Gross Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. “Our students will benefit enormously from Paul Cadario’s global experience and his mentorship.”

In addition to his studies at U of T, Cadario attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in economics and political science. He also possesses a Master of Science in Organization Development from American University. No stranger to the University community, Cadario was on the Governing Council from 1985-1994, served as President of the University of Toronto Alumni Association from 2007–2009 and was inducted into the University’s Engineering Hall of Distinction in 2008. In September, Cadario delivered Engineering’s annual plenary speech, which marks the start of the school year within the Faculty.

“I am thrilled to be working with Munk and Engineering, key players in the University’s mission to prepare global citizens. Both are renowned for their scholarship on the great global challenge, to make societies peaceful, prosperous and sustainable. True innovation requires an applied knowledge of the local situation, something engineers, thinkers and leaders need to do together, and I look forward to helping make that happen,” said Cadario.