Dean - Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Pouyan Mahboubi

"The most fundamental aspiration of modern university Arts and Sciences programming is to help students become great thinkers, effective doers and mindful leaders, thereby profoundly transforming their local and global communities, ushering them into a new and unprecedented age of discovery and practice."
– Pouyan Mahboubi


Pouyan Mahboubi joined Capilano University as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 2019. He was formerly the Dean of Instruction at Coast Mountain College, preceded by nearly two decades of teaching university sciences. Internationally, Pouyan has been invited as a lecturer and project lead on a number of post-secondary and government initiatives in the Americas.

Completing his PhD in 2015 at the University of Northern BC, his research focus is that of environmental management in the context of the social-ecological system. As an environmental biologist with advanced experience in G.I.S. operations and the impacts of human activities on social and environmental health, Pouyan approaches his role as Dean through a transdisciplinary and applied lens.