40 Reappointment of Professor Bruce Kidd Dean Faculty of Physical Education and Health

 PDAD&C #  40, 2004-05


To: Staff and Students of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date:  December 9, 2004
Re: Re-appointment of Professor Bruce Kidd, Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Health


I am pleased to announce the re-appointment of Professor Bruce Kidd as Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health at the University of Toronto for a further three-year term, beginning July 1, 2005 and ending June 30, 2008.

Throughout his term as Dean, Professor Kidd has been dedicated to the promotion and strengthening of the Faculty. During his first term as Dean, he has overseen the successful merger between the School of Physical and Health Education, the Graduate Program in Exercise Sciences and the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Undergraduate and graduate teaching have been greatly enhanced and a new Graduate Department in Exercise Sciences has been created. Dean Kidd provided leadership that has strengthened the University’s largest co-curricular student program.

Dean Kidd has been an outstanding spokesperson for the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, both to the internal University community and to the broader external community, leading the Faculty in contributing significantly to public policy advancement and community outreach. He has been successful in advocating for equity and diversity in physical and health education, as well as in the principles of inclusion and accessibility within co-curricular programs. He is a distinguished colleague who has served the Faculty and University with distinction and dedication.

I am confident that under Dean Kidd’s leadership, the Faculty of Physical Education and Health will continue to work in ways that will further enable it, and all of the Divisions of the University, to achieve our objectives for undergraduate and graduate education and to embody our vision to be a leader among the world’s best public teaching and research universities.