Appointment of Professor Dwayne Benjamin as Vice-Provost, Strategic Enrolment Management (PDAD&C #47)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Date: February 11, 2021
Re: Appointment of Professor Dwayne Benjamin as Vice-Provost, Strategic Enrolment Management (PDAD&C #47)

I am pleased to announce that the Executive Committee of Governing Council has approved the appointment of Professor Dwayne Benjamin as the Vice-Provost, Strategic Enrolment Management, for a term of five years, from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026.

Professor Benjamin has served as Provostial Advisor on Recruitment, Enrolment, and Educational Space & Technology since July 1, 2020. In the new role of Vice-Provost, Strategic Enrolment Management, he will work closely with academic divisions, and will hold responsibility for tri-campus recruitment, admissions, registrarial and enrolment services. Professor Benjamin will also oversee academic scheduling, classroom technology support, and accommodated test and exam services on the St. George campus. As Vice-Provost, Strategic Enrolment Management, Professor Benjamin will champion a student-centric approach to enrolment activities, take a proactive role in engaging with divisional leaders, and continue to implement process and technology transformation that supports institutional and divisional goals. The new portfolio builds on the work he has undertaken as Provostial Advisor and formalizes the structure. 

Professor Benjamin served as Vice-Dean, Graduate Education in the Faculty of Arts & Science (FAS) from 2017 to 2020. In that capacity, he oversaw the budgetary and programmatic administration of graduate programs hosted in FAS, including the management of domestic and international enrolment levels. Prior to his role as Vice-Dean, Professor Benjamin served as Chair, Associate Chair Undergraduate, and Associate Chair Graduate of the FAS Department of Economics.

Professor Benjamin is a labour economist whose research has evolved to the broader economics of post-secondary education, where there have been strong complementarities between his scholarship and his administrative responsibilities, such as identifying determinants of success in undergraduate economics, and estimating the economic returns of graduate education in Canada and the United States. On the latter topic, he recently completed service on the Canadian Council of Academies’ Expert Panel on the Labour Market Transition of PhD Graduates, contributing to their just-released report, Degrees of Success. He also served on the Provost’s Advisory Group on Faculty Gender Pay Equity.

Please join me in welcoming Professor Benjamin to his new role as Vice-Provost, Strategic Enrolment Management.