Professor Bruce Kidd Appointed Warden, Hart House

PDAD&C #53, 2011-12

To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
Professionals, Managers, and Confidential Staff
Presidents of APUS, GSU, UTSU (SAC), UTMSU and SCSU
From:  Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students
Date:  April 18, 2012
RE:  Professor Bruce Kidd Appointed Warden, Hart House


I am pleased to advise that the University Affairs Board of Governing Council has approved the appointment of Professor Bruce Kidd as the Warden of Hart House effective May 1, 2012 until June 30, 2016.

Professor Kidd is a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and a former Dean of the Faculty. He has earned degrees from the University of Toronto (B.A., Political Economy), the University of Chicago (A.M., Education), and York University (M.A. and Ph.D., History), and an honorary doctor of laws from Dalhousie University.

Professor Kidd teaches and has written extensively, having authored or edited ten books and hundreds of articles, papers, lectures, plays and scripts. He is currently Chair of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport; Chair, Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment Team Up Foundation; and a member of the Selection Committee, Postgraduate Research Grant Program, Olympic Studies Centre, International Olympic Committee.

Bruce has been involved in the Olympic Movement throughout his life. He has participated in the Games as an athlete (track and field, 1964), journalist (1976), contributor to the arts and culture programs (1976 and 1988) and accredited social scientist (1988 and 2000). He was founding chair of the Olympic Academy of Canada (1983-1993) and lectures at the International Olympic Academy. He is an honorary member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

In 2004, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Bruce has a long affiliation with Hart House, having participated in past Review and Advisory Committees for Hart House and the Warden and having served as a member of the Hart House Board of Stewards and most recently as Interim Warden. He brings a wealth of leadership experience and dedication to co-curricular programming and student engagement.

I am delighted that Bruce has accepted this position. Please join me in welcoming him as Warden.