79 Nominations for an Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

PDAD&C #79, 2004-05

MEMORANDUM

To: Faculty, Staff and Students, Faculty of Medicine                                                            PDAD&C
From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
CC:            President F. Iacobucci                                                                                            The Bulletin
Date: April 27, 2005
Re: Nominations for an Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
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As announced yesterday, Dean David Naylor has been appointed as President of the University of Toronto. Dean Naylor will be resigning as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine effective mid-June and will take up his new position as President on October 1, 2005.

A call for nominations for the Search Committee was circulated on March 29, 2005 [see PDAD&C#68 - http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/English/Memoranda.html]. Thank you to all who submitted nominations. We will be announcing the membership of the Search Committee shortly. The search was intended to be completed in the fall with the expectation of a new Dean taking office on the completion of Dean Naylor’s term on June 30, 2006. In the circumstances we will endeavour to accelerate the process.

We will be appointing an Interim Dean shortly. I am soliciting feedback from the faculty, staff and students of the Faculty on this appointment.

Suggestions for the criteria that should be used in the selection of an Interim Dean as well as nominations for an Interim Dean should be sent to Helen Lasthiotakis at h.lasthiotakis@utoronto.ca by May 6, 2005.