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(Operations and Finance)


Saher Fazilat is the Vice-President Operations and Finance at McMaster University, reporting directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor.

Saher oversees the University’s administrative and ancillary services. She ensures that all financial, physical, systems and human resources are effectively utilized. She works closely with members of the McMaster community to address challenges and opportunities facing the University.

Saher Fazilat headshotSaher Fazilat, Vice-President (Operations and Finance)

Saher has over 20 years of leadership experience in public and academic settings, most recently as Chief Administrative Officer at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She has previously held positions at Western University as Executive Director of Facilities, Development and Engineering, with Ryerson University as Assistant Vice-President, Facilities Management and Development and with the Town of Oakville as division head of new construction and major renovations.

Saher is a recognized expert in design and construction. Her accomplishments have been recognized by award of a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for design and construction of green buildings and has received the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Community Sustainability Award. Saher holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, a Master in Building Engineering and Management and an MBA.