Report: Agenda Committee - November 03, 2022

Via Virtual Meeting room

Report Number 292 Of The Agenda Committee

November 3, 2022

To the Academic Board,

University of Toronto

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on November 3, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. with the following members present:

Douglas McDougall, (Chair), Ernest W.N. Lam, (Vice-Chair), Cheryl Regehr, (Vice-President and Provost,Susan McCahan, (Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Innovations in Undergraduate Education), Catherine Amara, Jan Mahrt-Smith

Aarthi Ashok, Maryanna Diab,

Tracey Gameiro, Secretary, Agenda Committee

In Attendance:
Andrea Russell, Acting Assistant Provost, Office of the Vice-President and Provost

The Meeting was held in CLOSED SESSION

  1. Chair’s Remarks

    The Chair welcomed members to the meeting, offering brief remarks.

  1. Academic Board – Review and Approval of Agenda –  November 17, 2022

    The Committee reviewed and approved the agenda for the November 17, 2022 Academic Board meeting.

    The Chair reminded members that the Review of Academic Programs and Units which generally came forward to the Agenda Committee and Academic Board semi-annually in Cycles 2 and 5, would instead come forward in one larger annual presentation in Cycle 5 of the 2022-2023 governance year.Semi-Annual reporting would resume in 2023-2024.

    It was determined that further to the recommendations made in the Report of the University Ombudsperson, the Provost’s Annual Report on Cases of Academic Discipline would be removed from the Consent Agenda and presented in open session as part of the regular agenda.The Consent Agenda would include the Semi-Annual Reports of the University Tribunal and Academic Appeals Committee,as well as the reports of the Standing Committees, and the Membership of the Advisory Committee on the University of Toronto Library System.

  2. Approval of the Reports of the Previous Meetings

    Report 290 from the meeting of September 28, 2022, and Report 291 from the Special Meeting held October 26, 2022, were 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 – December 13, 2022

    The Chair stated that the next meeting would be held on December 13, 2022, 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


    The following academic administrative appointments.


    Professor Njoki Wane

    Chair & Graduate Chair

    Department of Social Justice Education

    July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024



    Professor Sherif El-Defrawy


    Department of Opthalmology and Vision Services

    January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023



    Professor Anne-Emmanuelle Birn

    Acting Chair

    Department of Global Development Studies

    January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023

    Professor Thy Phu


    Department of Arts, Culture and Media

    November 1, 2022 to June 30, 2028

The Committee returned to CLOSED SESSION

The meeting adjourned at 3:27 p.m.

November 4, 2022