Appointment of Vice Principal Academic and Dean UTSC




Faculty and Staff, University of Toronto at Scarborough


Professor Kwong-Loi Shun, Vice-President and Principal, UTSC


Professor Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost


June 21, 2004


Appointment of Professor Ragnar Buchweitz as Vice-Principal (Academic) & Dean, University of Toronto at Scarborough

We are pleased to announce that the Academic Board, under Summer Executive Authority, has approved the appointment of Professor Ragnar Buchweitz, as Vice-Principal (Academic) & Dean, University of Toronto at Scarborough, for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2009.

Professor Buchweitz received his Ph. D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from Universitat Hannover in 1976 and Docteur d’Etat es Sciences Mathematiques from Université Paris VII in 1981. He was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Brandeis University in the U.S.A. from 1981 to 1983, and a “Heisenberg”-scholar of the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany from 1984-87. He joined the University of Toronto in 1987, and served as Associate Chair (1999-2000) and then Acting Chair (2000-2001) of the Department of Mathematics. He has served as Vice Dean at UTSC since 2001. He has published numerous articles and has received many awards and grants from NSERC, German Research Council (DFG), and other agencies

UTSC has been undergoing significant enrollment growth, and in addition to the expansion of undergraduate programs, plans are underway to establish new graduate programs on the campus. The campus is also undertaking concerted efforts to support and promote the excellence of faculty research and to maintain and build up areas of programmatic and research strength. As Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean, Professor Buchweitz will provide intellectual leadership for the campus at this pivotal point in its history, help shape its academic vision, provide inspiration to the faculty, lead the development of undergraduate and graduate programs, and work with the Principals and Deans group in continuing to build the tri-campus model.