Appointment of Karen Reid as Acting Principal of Innis College

From: Melanie Woodin, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science
Date: June 2, 2022
Re: Appointment of Karen Reid as Acting Principal of Innis College

I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Karen Reid as Acting Principal of Innis College, effective July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2023 during Professor Keil’s upcoming leave.

Karen Reid is a Professor, Teaching Stream in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. She earned a BSc (Hon) and an MSc from the University of Saskatchewan before coming to the University of Toronto to pursue further studies in Computer Science, and joined the faculty as a Lecturer in 2001. In 2011-13, she served as the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies.

Professor Reid received the OCUFA (Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association) Teaching Award (2014), the President’s Teaching Award (2012), the Joan E. Foley award for student experience (2011), the Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award (2008), and the University of Toronto Computer Science Student Union Award (2004, 2007, 2011, 2012).

In addition to classroom teaching, Prof. Reid has supervised more than 200 students on projects to develop software tools for teaching. These projects serve a dual purpose: to build useful tools for the classroom, and to provide students with the opportunity to learn software development skills as they work on a large open-source software systems with existing users.

Please join me in welcoming Professor Reid to her new role.