Call for Nominations – Advisory Committee for the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science (PDAD&C #7)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Date: August 9, 2018
Re: Call for Nominations – Advisory Committee for the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science (PDAD&C #7)

On June 30, 2019, Professor David Cameron will complete his term as Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science. Professor Cameron is not eligible for reappointment.

As the Dean of Canada’s largest and most comprehensive Faculty, Professor Cameron has been an inspirational leader, fostering a vibrant intellectual community of students and scholars. Under Professor Cameron’s guidance, the Faculty of Arts & Science has developed a number of new programs and initiatives centred on improving the student experience. The Milestones and Pathways programs, launched in 2016, offer support for graduate students advancing through their degrees by developing the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in both academic and non-academic careers. The Faculty’s initiative regarding transparency about graduate student funding—including the development of a three-year funding initiative that has increased the base funding amounts, and the creation of new program-level fellowships—has served as a model for the entire University. At the undergraduate level, Dean Cameron has expanded the Faculty’s Advancing Teaching & Learning in Arts & Science (ATLAS) program. ATLAS provides funding and support to innovative teaching initiatives in priority areas such as community-engaged learning, work-integrated learning, and student engagement beyond the classroom. During his tenure, Arts & Science has steadily expanded its faculty complement. Dean Cameron has supported and championed ground-breaking initiatives whose benefits reach beyond the Faculty, including the newly established multi-divisional School for Cities and the newly transformed Munk School for Global Affairs & Public Policy. In undertaking the role of Dean, Professor Cameron has been a steadfast and collaborative leader, promoting the Faculty as a global hub for research, teaching, and innovation.

In accordance with Section 60 of the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, I am writing to call for the nomination of individuals to serve on the Committee that will advise on the appointment of a new Dean.

The Policy mandates the composition of the Advisory Committee as follows:

  • The Vice-President and Provost (Chair);
  • Three to five members of the teaching staff of the Faculty;
  • One to three students of the Faculty;
  • The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies or representative;
  • A librarian, where appropriate;
  • Two or three other qualified scholars from within or outside this University, but outside of the Faculty;
  • In addition, the Committee may include an alumnus/a, a member of the administrative staff, and a senior member of the appropriate professional community.

The Advisory Committee will begin meeting in the fall term. Nominations for the Advisory Committee should be submitted to the Office of the Vice-President & Provost by Tuesday, September 4 via the online form.

Questions about this search process should be directed to Assistant Provost Archana Sridhar at