Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Vice-Dean, Research and Program Innovation, School of Graduate Studies (PDAD&C #52)
From: Joshua Barker, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education & Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Date: March 12, 2021
Re: Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Vice-Dean, Research and Program Innovation, School of Graduate Studies (PDAD&C #52)
On June 30, 2021, Professor Gretchen Kerr will be stepping down as Vice-Dean, Programs and Innovation in order to assume her new role as Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education. In accordance with Section 84 of the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, Dean Barker has appointed a special committee to advise him on possible candidate for the retitled role of Vice-Dean, Research and Program Innovation.
Reporting to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, and Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education, the Vice-Dean, Graduate Research and Program Innovation, is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the graduate and postdoctoral research enterprise, and two key graduate education activities: program innovation and professional development. The Vice-Dean collaborates closely with University partners to advance inclusive excellence in graduate research and education across the institution.
The composition of the committee is as follows:
Joshua Barker, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education & Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Jeff Packman, Associate Dean, Faculty of Music
Susan Jaglal, Chair, Physical Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Markus Bussman, Chair, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Thembela Kepe, Chair, Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough
Rhonda McEwen, Director, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga
Susan Hill, Director, Centre for Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
Alison Keith, Director, Jackman Humanities Institute
The Advisory Committee will begin meeting shortly and welcomes comments and nominations from interested persons. These may be sent to the attention of Brian Desrosiers-Tam, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 22, 2021. Communications will be received in confidence and will be anonymized before consideration by the Advisory Committee.