Appointment of Professor Joseph R Desloges as Principal of Woodsworth College

PDAD&C #55, 2007 - 08



To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: Professor Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date: May 15, 2007
Re: Appointment of Professor Joseph R. Desloges as Principal of Woodsworth College

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Joseph R. Desloges as Principal of Woodsworth College for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2013.

The current Chair of the Department of Geography and Program in Planning, Professor Desloges received his B.E.S. from the University of Waterloo, his M.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his PhD. from the University of British Columbia.

Professor Desloges is a physical geographer who joined the University of Toronto in 1987. His research and teaching interests are generally centred on understanding earth surface processes, and specifically focused on climatic and hydrologic changes that influence river and glacier dynamics.

He is the author of numerous publications including papers, research reports, field trip guides, book reviews, chapters, books, and both refereed and non-refereed publications. His research has been supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) on many occasions, and by the Department of Canadian Heritage. He is a former President of the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group, is an Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Earth Science, and a past winner of an Arts and Science Teaching Award.

Professor Desloges has extensive experience in University administration. He currently serves on the Arts and Science Curriculum Review and Renewal Committee as Co-Chair; the Arts and Science Admissions Committee; the Arts and Science Writing Committee, and the Arts and Science Deans Academic Advisory Committee.

Professor Desloges brings to the position of Principal of Woodsworth College significant experience and demonstrates an appreciation of the qualities that make Woodworth College unique. I am confident that you will share my enthusiasm for the appointment of Professor Desloges as Principal of Woodsworth College.