Meet the Vice-Provost, International

Photo: Dr. Rumee Ahmed

Dr. Rumee Ahmed
Vice-Provost, International, pro tem

Joining in September 2022, Dr. Rumee Ahmed is UBC's Vice-Provost, International, pro tem, in the Offices of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. He provides leadership for the achievement of UBC's goals and objectives related to global engagement, partnerships and initiatives worldwide, and promoting the university's strategic international priorities.

Dr. Ahmed first joined UBC in 2011 as Assistant Professor of Islamic Law in the Faculty of Arts. He was appointed as Associate Professor in 2015 and Professor in 2020, and named Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Theology and Ethics in 2021. Dr. Ahmed served as Associate Dean, Strategy and Innovation, for the Faculty of Arts, from 2016 to 2020, overseeing international agreements and programs. Additionally, Dr. Ahmed was interim Associate Dean, Students from July 2019 to May 2020 and interim Associate Dean, Research from March 2019 to July 2019.

Dr. Ahmed's writing and research span religion, law, theology, philosophy and public policy. He is the author of Sharia Compliant: A User’s Guide to Hacking Islamic Law (Stanford U Press, 2018) and Narratives of Islamic Legal Theory (Oxford U Press, 2012), as well as co-editor of The Oxford Handbook on Islamic Law (Oxford U Press, 2019).