Report: Agenda Committee - May 31, 2021

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Via Virtual Meeting Room

REPORT NUMBER 278 OF THE AGENDA COMMITTEE

Monday, May 31, 2021

To the Academic Board,
University of Toronto

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on Monday, May 31, 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), Mark Schmuckler (Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Innovations in Undergraduate Education), Markus Bussmann, Samantha Chang, Jan Mahrt-Smith, Nicholas Rule

REGRETS: Ernest W.N. Lam

SECRETARIAT: Tracey Gameiro, Secretary, Agenda Committee

IN ATTENDANCE: Archana Sridhar (Assistant Provost, Office of the Vice-President and Provost)

The Meeting was held in Closed Session


  1. Chair’s Remarks

    The Chair welcomed members and thanked them for their time. He identified the Committee had two items of business to conduct.
  2. Approval of the Report of the Previous Meeting

    Report 277 from the meeting of May 18, 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 – Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    The Chair stated that the final meeting would be held on June 23, 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

    Associate Professor Sarah Finkelstein

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

    Professor Robert Jerrard

    Chair and Graduate Chair
    Department of Mathematics
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026

    ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN EDUCATION

    Associate Professor Sarfaroz Niyozov

    Acting Associate Dean, Programs
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

    Associate Professor Joshua Barker

    Dean
    July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2027
    (renewal)

    Professor Martin Pickave

    Graduate Chair
    Department of Philosophy
    July 01, 2021 to June 30, 2027
    (renewal; includes one year leave)

    UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA

    Associate Professor Teaching Stream Tracey Bowen

    Acting Director
    Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology
    July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022

    Associate Professor Sarah Sharma

    Director
    Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology
    July 01, 2021 to June 30, 2027
    (includes a year on sabbatical; official start is September 1, 2022)

    THE COMMITTEE RETURNED TO CLOSED SESSION.

    The meeting adjourned at 3:12 p.m.

    May 31, 2021