Professor Yves Roberge Re-appointed as Principal, New College

PDAD&C #85, 2014-15


New College Staff, Students, and Alumni
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs


Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost


May 12, 2015

Re: Professor Yves Roberge Re-appointed as Principal, New College 

I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the re-appointment of Professor Yves Roberge as Principal of New College from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.

Professor Roberge has served as Principal of New College since 2010, guiding the College through its 50th Anniversary celebrations, a highly successful fundraising campaign, and impressive transition and renewal of student services and academic programs. During his tenure at New College, Professor Roberge has also served as the Principal of Principals (2012-14), on the Council of First-Entry Deans (2012-13, 2013-14), and on the Provostial Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health.

Professor Roberge has been a faculty member in the Department of French at the University of Toronto since 1988. He received his BA and MA from the University of Sherbrooke and his PhD in Linguistics from the University of British Columbia.

Professor Roberge’s 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. He has been named the 2015 recipient of the National Achievement Award from the Canadian Linguistic Association. In addition, he is currently co-investigator in a SSHRC-funded research project on the development of noun phrase complexity in children. Professor Roberge is also active in teaching and graduate advising. He is a ten-time recipient of the Dean's Excellence Award in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and has received the Faculty’s Outstanding Teaching Award.

Please join me in thanking Professor Roberge for his outstanding leadership of New College.