Extension of Appointment of Professor Bruce Kidd as Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health

PDAD&C # 45, 2007-08

Memorandum

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:  April 9, 2008
Re: Extension of Appointment of Professor Bruce Kidd as Dean, Faculty of
Physical Education and Health
 

I am pleased to announce the extension of the appointment of Professor Bruce Kidd as Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health for a further two years, beginning July 1, 2008 until June 30, 2010. Professor Kidd's current appointment is for a three-year term from July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2008.

Throughout his term as Dean, Professor Kidd has been dedicated to the promotion and strengthening of the Faculty. He was instrumental in the realization of the revitalization of Varsity Stadium, a goal of the Faculty for the past 40 years.

An outstanding spokesperson for the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, both to the internal University community and to the broader external community, Dean Kidd has led the Faculty in contributing significantly to public policy advancement and community outreach. Dean Kidd 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 has served on numerous boards of local, national and international bodies dealing with sport. In 2004, Dean Kidd was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Professor Kidd is a distinguished colleague who has served the Faculty and the University with distinction and dedication during his term as Dean. I am extremely grateful that he has deferred his leave plans in order to continue to serve the University.