Report: Agenda Committee - June 23, 2021

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Via Virtual Meeting Room

REPORT NUMBER 279 OF THE AGENDA COMMITTEE

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


To the Academic Board,
University of Toronto

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., with the following members present:

PRESENT: Nicholas Terpstra (Chair), Douglas McDougall (Vice-Chair), Cheryl Regehr (Vice-President and Provost), Markus Bussmann, Samantha Chang, Ernest W.N. Lam, Jan Mahrt-Smith, Nicholas Rule

REGRETS: Mark Schmuckler (Vice-Provost, Academic Programs And Innovations In Undergraduate Education)

SECRETARIAT: Tracey Gameiro, Secretary, Agenda Committee

The Meeting was held in Closed Session


  1. Chair’s Remarks

    The Chair thanked members for attending the last Committee meeting for 2020-2021.
  2. Approval of the Report of the Previous Meeting

    Report 278 from the meeting of May 31, 2021, was approved.
  3. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

    There was no business arising from the Report of the previous meeting
  4. Date of the Next Meeting – September 28, 2021

    The Chair stated that the next meeting would be held on September 28, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  5. Other Business

    There were no items of other business.


The Committee moved IN CAMERA.

  1. Academic Administrative Appointments

    On a motion duly moved, seconded and carried

    YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

    The following academic administrative appointments.

    FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Professor Ryan Balot

    Interim Chair and Graduate Chair
    Department of Political Science
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    Professor Virgil Radu Craiu

    Chair and Graduate Chair
    Department of Statistical Sciences
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    (extension)

    Associate Professor Jill Ross

    Director
    Centre for Comparative Literature
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
    (renewal)

    Associate Professor Suresh Sivanandam

    Acting Director
    Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
    July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

    Professor Luca Somigli

    Chair and Graduate Chair
    Department of Italian Studies
    July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2026
    (includes six months of approved leave)

    Professor Holly Wardlow

    Chair
    Department of Anthropology
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025

    (includes one year of approved leave)

    JOHN H. DANIELS FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN

    Associate Professor Robert Levit

    Associate Dean, Academic
    July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

    (extension)

    Associate Professor Liat Margolis

    Associate Dean, Research
    July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

    (extension)


    SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

    Associate Professor Sarah Finkelstein

    Graduate Chair
    Department of Earth Sciences
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026

    Professor Max Friesen

    Graduate Chair
    Department of Anthropology
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026
    (includes one year of approved leave)

    Professor Melissa Milkie

    Graduate Chair
    Department of Sociology
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2027
    (renewal; includes one year of approved leave)

    Associate Professor Anthony Charles Ruocco

    Interim Graduate Chair
    Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    TEMERTY FACULTY OF MEDICINE

    Professor Stephane Angers

    Director
    Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research

    September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2026

    Professor Angela Colantonio

    Director
    Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
    September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2026

    (renewal)


    UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA

    Professor GW Kent Moore

    Vice-Principal, Research
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023

    (extension; includes five months of approved leave)

    Associate Professor Ajay Rao

    Vice-Dean Graduate
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025
    (includes one year of approved leave)

    Associate Professor Steven Short

    Acting Vice-Principal, Research
    August 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022

    Professor Bryan Stewart

    Acting Vice-Dean Graduate
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

    Associate Professor, Teaching Stream Connie Guberman

    Acting Chair
    Department of Historical and Cultural Studies
    September 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022

    Associate Professor Sonia Sedivy

    Chair
    Department of Philosophy
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
    (extension)

    Associate Professor, Teaching Stream Lynn Catherine Tucker

    Associate Dean, Experiential & Global Learning
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025

    THE COMMITTEE RETURNED TO CLOSED SESSION.

    The meeting adjourned at 3:18 p.m.

    June 24, 2021