Reappointment of Professor Tiff Macklem as Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management (PDAD&C #32)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Date: November 15, 2018
Re: Reappointment of Professor Tiff Macklem as Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management (PDAD&C #32)

I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the reappointment of Professor Tiff Macklem as Dean of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2019.

The Rotman School of Management has benefited greatly from Professor Macklem’s leadership and operational experience. Under his leadership, the Rotman School has added new specialized graduate programs and introduced new innovations in the MBA and Commerce programs that have strengthened the student experience. Professor Macklem’s focus on diversity and equity issues, a global mindset, and a culture of entrepreneurship have fostered a spirit of collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Examples include the inter-disciplinary focus of the Creative Destruction Lab that brings science and business together; the Institute for Gender and the Economy that focuses on equity issues in the workplace; the very successful joint program with the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering that allows students to complete a certificate and/or minor in Engineering Business, and renewed collaborations with the Faculty of Law. Under Professor Macklem’s stewardship, the School has become a model of budgetary success at the University, providing advice and consultations to other units on financial matters. As a leader and advocate in the field of management in business and public policy, Professor Macklem’s dedication to Canada and to the School have been exemplary.

Prior to serving as Dean, Professor Macklem was the Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada. As the Senior Deputy Governor, Professor Macklem oversaw strategic planning and the Bank’s operations, as well as its participation in fulfilling its responsibilities for promoting financial stability and sound monetary policies in Canada. Professor Macklem has an extensive record of publications and research in academic and non-academic journals, as well as presentations at scholarly conferences and public policy events.

Professor Macklem’s vision and leadership have positioned the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management for continued success in the years ahead. Please join me in congratulating Professor Macklem on this appointment.