Professor Angela Hildyard - Re- Appointment as Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity

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 David Naylor, President
 May 19, 2011
 Professor Angela Hildyard - Re- Appointment as Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity

I am very pleased to announce the re-appointment of Professor Angela Hildyard as Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity at the University of Toronto for a further term, beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2014. This re-appointment was endorsed at today's meeting of the Governing Council. 

Professor Hildyard was first appointed for a seven-year term (July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2008), followed by a three-year renewal (July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2011). This re-appointment will extend her service to the Human Resources and Equity portfolio to thirteen years in 2014.

Professor Hildyard is a distinguished colleague who has made major leadership contributions both as a member of the University's executive team and in the direction and strategic oversight of the Human Resources and Equity portfolio.  The portfolio, with its eight Equity Offices, Office of Environmental Health and Safety and twelve affiliated divisional Human Resources offices, provides expertise, advice, and leadership to the University community on a variety of human resource, equity, health and safety issues and initiatives.

As one of the longest serving Vice-Presidents in the University's history, Professor Hildyard has facilitated equitable, principled and sustainable relationships within our complex University environment comprised of 23 distinct employee groups, including the Faculty Association. In that context, she has overseen scores of successful negotiations with our employees' representatives and will continue to do so over the next several years. 

Under Professor Hildyard's leadership as Vice-President, the University of Toronto has regularly received recognition as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, one of the Top 50 Employers in the GTA; one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers, one of Canada's Top Family friendly Employers and one of Canada's Best Employers for those over 40.  

President of the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada and Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Universities' HR Executive network,  Professor Hildyard is regularly called upon to review both HR and Equity & Diversity offices in other Canadian institutions and she is active within COU on disability related issues.  She also mentors a large number of junior and senior colleagues both within UofT and more broadly within the post-secondary sector in Canada.

Professor Hildyard maintains an active scholarly life, regularly teaching a graduate course on Leadership and Diversity in Higher Education and supervising a number of doctoral students at OISE. Prior to her appointment as Vice-President, Professor Hildyard served OISE and the UofT in a wide variety of administrative positions since 1979, and was Principal of Woodsworth College from 1998- 2001. She holds a B.Sc.(Hons.) in Psychology from the University of Exeter, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Toronto.

I have every confidence that the University of Toronto will be extremely well served by Professor Angela Hildyard's continued leadership in the Human Resources and Equity portfolio.