On June 15, 2012 David H Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic of UBC announced the Professor Robert Helsley is being appointed as the new Dean, Sauder School of Business. Prof. Helsley is a Professor of Real Estate and Economic Analysis and Policy and holds the Chair in Real Estate Development at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Helsley also is co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics as the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to taking up that appointment in 2008, Prof. Helsley was a Professor at the Sauder School of Business. He joined UBC in 1984, where he held many roles, including serving as Senior Associate Dean Faculty and Research at Sauder for Six years.
Prof. Helsley will commence his role as Dean on July 1, 2012 for a five-year term.