BIO

Faculty

Dr. Rudi Meyer

Associate Professor
Division of Interdisciplinary Design
Director, MDes

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone Number: 902 494 8238
Email: rmeyer@nscad.ca

Background

Dr. Meyer is the Director of NSCAD’s Master of Design (MDES) Program in which, in addition to administrative responsibilities, he teaches studio, theory, and design history courses.

His research interests include, but are not limited to, the social implications of packaging, and the future of dwellings in light of sweeping demographic changes. Both of these projects have been supported by grants from the Japan Foundation; grants that allowed for extended residencies in Japan. He is also deeply interested in ecological design practices and research through designing: use of sustainable materials, long-lasting materials, biologically-inspired forms and repairability, to name only some aspects of the approaches to the issues.

Dr. Meyer has lectured widely on his interests; he has given presentations in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada on numerous occasions.

In his capacity as Director of the MDES, he sits on NSCAD’s Senate on which he has also served as its Chair and Vice-Chair. As well, he has been a member of the NSCAD University Board of Governors, including sitting on both its Governance and Finance Committees.

Dr. Meyer is an alumnus of NSCAD. After attending NSCAD, he went on to earn his other degrees at McGill University and the University of Toronto. He followed these with his Ph.D. at McGill. He also taught at McGill and Concordia Universities for a decade before a sojourn in Japan, after which he came to NSCAD.