Professor Yves Roberge Appointed Principal, New College

PDAD&C #59, 2009-10


To: New College Staff, Students, and Alumni
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From:     Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
Date: February 16, 2010
Re: Professor Yves Roberge Appointed Principal, New College

I am pleased to announce that the Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Yves Roberge as Principal of New College from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2015.

Professor Roberge joined the linguistics section of the French Department at the University of Toronto in 1988. He received his BA and MA from the University of Sherbrooke and his PhD in Linguistics from the University of British Columbia in 1986. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal and in the Linguistics Department at the University of Toronto from 1986 to 1988. He is a former President of the Canadian Linguistic Association and was co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Linguistics from 1990 to 1994.

His current research focuses on verb argument structure, pronominal systems and null objects in Romance languages, and on their development in first language acquisition. He has published extensively in professional journals and collections and has authored and edited several books: The syntactic recoverability of null arguments, Syntaxe et sémantique du français, La variation dialectale en grammaire universelle, and Romance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition. He is currently co-investigator in a SSHRC-funded research project on the development of pronominal clitics in child language and co-investigator in a SSHRC-MCRI on natural language interface asymmetries. Professor Roberge is active in teaching and graduate advising. He is a nine-time recipient of the Dean's Excellence Award in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and received the Faculty's Outstanding Teaching Award for 1995-1996.

Professor Roberge has extensive experience in University administration. He has served as the Chair of Graduate Admissions and Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies in the Department of French. Most recently, he served as Acting Principal at St. Michael's College in 2007-2008.