94 Appointment of Professor Catharine Whiteside as Interim Dean Faculty of Medicine

PDAD&C #94, 2004-05


To:          Staff and Students of the Faculty of Medicine                                                         Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From:            Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date:        June 2, 2005
Re:           Appointment of Professor Catharine Whiteside as Interim Dean, Faculty of Medicine

I am pleased to announce that the Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Catharine Whiteside as Interim Dean, Faculty of Medicine, effective June 16, 2005 to June 30, 2006 or until the appointment of a new Dean, whichever comes first.

In 2000, Dr. Whiteside assumed the position of Associate Dean Graduate and Inter-Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto with responsibility for graduate and 2nd entry allied health academic programs, as well as the MD/PhD program. This decanal portfolio has enabled Dr. Whiteside to integrate her expertise in research and education. She has worked closely with The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences to establish a joint BSc/Diploma in Medical Radiation Sciences program with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. On behalf of the Council of Health Science and Social Work Deans she has chaired the Inter-Professional Education Curriculum Planning Committee.

I thank Dr. Whiteside for her willingness to step forward for this important task.