Professor Deep Saini, Vice-President, University of Toronto and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga accepts position as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Australia (PDAD&C #41)
|From:||Meric Gertler, President
Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
|Date:||March 8, 2016|
|Re:||Professor Deep Saini, Vice-President, University of Toronto and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga accepts position as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Australia (PDAD&C #41)|
We write to advise you that Professor Deep Saini has accepted the position of Vice-Chancellor (President) of the University of Canberra, in Australia, effective September 1, 2016. He will be stepping down from his position as Vice-President, University of Toronto, and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, effective August 31, 2016.
Since taking on the role in 2010, under Professor Saini’s leadership UTM has continued to grow and evolve as an academic division and a campus within our tri-campus system.
Among the major advancements over the course of his tenure are: significant increases in undergraduate and graduate enrolment; successes in fundraising and leveraging government support; establishment of new academic units (e.g. Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for South Asian Civilizations, Institute for Management and Innovation, Professional Accounting Centre); establishment of several new graduate programs; increasing faculty complement; undertaking a number of transformative capital projects; and leading numerous initiatives to enrich student life (e.g., utmONE, genONE, rezone; Academic Culture and English Program (ACE@UTM); Early Alert Initiative).
In addition, Professor Saini has worked effectively to continue to build strong relationships within the UTM campus, the larger University, and in the City of Mississauga and its surrounding region.
Please join us in congratulating Professor Saini on his exciting new appointment and in thanking him for his dedicated service to the University of Toronto.
The University of Toronto will immediately begin consultations regarding the appointment of an interim Vice-President and Principal, and will soon issue a call for nominations for members of an Advisory Committee to recommend on the appointment of the next Vice-President and Principal of UTM.
Nominations for the interim Vice-President and Principal should be sent by Tuesday, March 22, 2016 to the attention of:
Office of the Vice-President & Provost