Re-appointment of Professor Franco J. Vaccarino as Vice-President, University of Toronto and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough

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From:     David Naylor, President
Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
Date:

May 17, 2012

Re: Re-appointment of Professor Franco J. Vaccarino as Vice-President, University of Toronto and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough

We are very pleased to announce the re-appointment of Professor Franco J. Vaccarino as Vice-President, University of Toronto and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough for a second term beginning July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017.

Since taking on the role of Vice-President and Principal, Professor Vaccarino has been a passionate and tireless advocate of the University of Toronto Scarborough. Under his leadership the campus engaged in a constructive, broad-based and strategic planning process that set an exciting course for UTSC. It has undergone a period of significant expansion in terms of faculty complement, with 83 new faculty hired in the past four years, as well as in infrastructure, with the completion and opening of the new Science building and the Instructional Centre. In addition, the long awaited remediation of the North Campus is fully underway and the Pan Am Athletic facility is on track for completion in 2014.

Prior to taking on the role of Vice-President and Principal, Professor J. Vaccarino served as Chair of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Science and Graduate Chair of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Psychology. He began his career at the University of Toronto in 1984 as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He holds a BSc from the University of Toronto, and an MSc and PhD in Psychology from McGill University.

Professor Vaccarino brought extensive leadership experience to his role at UTSC. Prior to returning to the University as Chair of Psychology on the St. George Campus, he served as Executive Vice-President, Programs of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) from 2003-05, and as Vice-President of Research from 1998 - 2003. From 1996-1998 he served as Vice-President and Director of Research, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Vaccarino on his reappointment and thanking him for his continued service to the University.