Appointment of Assistant Vice President International Relations

Memorandum to:

Governing Council
Academic Board
Business Board
University Affairs Board
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
Professionals, Managers and Confidential Staff
President of UTFA
Presidents of Employee Unions
Presidents of APUS, GSU, SAC and SCSU

From: Judith Wolfson, Vice-President, University Relations
Date: April 26, 2007
Re: Announcement of a Senior Appointment: Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds, Assistant Vice-President, International Relations

I am pleased to advise you that the Governing Council, at its meeting on April 26, 2007, approved the appointment of Lorna Jean Edmonds as Assistant Vice-President, International Relations, effective June 4, 2007.

Dr. Edmonds joins the University Relations team from Queen’s University in Kingston where she was the Director of the Office of Research Services since 2004 and an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences. Prior to that she served as a member of the senior management team as Director of the Queen’s International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation. Her work involved developing collaborations with the public and private sectors in Asia, Europe, Central America and Africa.  She also brings with her extensive experience with international development agencies.

Dr. Edmonds received her Doctorate from the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, completed a Master of Health Administration at the University of Ottawa and received a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University.

In this role, Dr. Edmonds will work closely with the Vice-President, University Relations and with administrators and faculty across all three campuses to develop and implement an international strategy that builds on the foundation of existing work and supports the work of faculty, students and staff. In her capacity, she will have day-to-day responsibility for providing coordination of the university’s relationships abroad.

Dr. Edmonds’ international experience and deep understanding of post-secondary education in a research intensive environment will enable the University to continue expanding its international portfolio.

Please join me in welcoming Lorna Jean to the University of Toronto.