Janaka Ruwanpura

Janaka Ruwanpura, PhD

Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Research (International)
University of Calgary

Janaka Ruwanpura, PhD, is the vice provost and associate vice president research (international) at the University of Calgary, Canada. He was the former executive chair of the Commission of International Initiatives of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) as the first Canadian and non-American to chair any APLU councils and commissions. He was a full professor, Canada Research Chair in Project Management Systems and a founding director of the Centre for Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering. He holds degrees from the University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka), Arizona State University, and the University of Alberta. He has been an award-winning academic in teaching, research, graduate education, leadership, and internationalization. Janaka’s leadership has brought transformative growth and 6 excellence and innovation awards in internationalization for UCalgary. Ruwanpura is a licensed professional engineer in Alberta, a professional quantity surveyor in Canada and a member of US National Academy of Construction.