Standing Committees

Principals & Deans (P&D)

The Principals & Deans Committee (P&D) consists of Principals and Deans, Vice-Presidents, Vice-Provosts, and the President.

Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs (PDAD&C)

Academic Administrators who have been appointed under the Policy on the Appointment of Academic Administrators, as well as certain other senior administrators, are members of the Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs Committee (PDAD&C).

Council of Health Sciences (CHS)

The Council of Health Sciences (CHS) represents the University of Toronto (U of T) health sciences sector and facilitates collaboration and enhancement of health science research and education endeavours. All health professional Faculties and programs are represented on the Council. Through the CHS Chair, the CHS reports directly to the Provost.


The Office of the Vice-President & Provost conducts consultations with the wider University community on a range of matters. Opportunities for consultation are communicated to relevant stakeholders through existing channels, and often include both online and in-person components.

Questions and comments about active consultations should be directed to

Search Committees

The Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators governs the decanal search and appointment process. Following a call for nominations, the President appoints an Advisory Committee, composed in accordance with the Policy.

The following advisory search committees are active:

Questions and comments about searches should be directed via email to the Assistant Provost, Archana Sridhar.

Chair/Director Committee Membership Submission

As per the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, the Provost approves the proposed advisory committee composition for chair and director searches. Deans’ Office administrators can use this link to submit their forms for approval.

Go to the Chair/Director Committee Membership Submission tool.

Advisory Group on Lifelong Learning Opportunities

The Advisory Group on Lifelong Learning Opportunities will provide strategic advice and recommendations with respect to the current and future offering of lifelong learning initiatives at the University of Toronto.

Read more about the Advisory Group on Lifelong Learning Opportunities.

U of T Anti-Black Racism Task Force

The Final Report of the University of Toronto institutional Anti-Black Racism Task Force was released on March 31, 2021. The Task Force aimed to address anti-Black racism and to promote Black inclusion and excellence within the University of Toronto tri-campus community.

Read more about the Anti-Black Racism Task Force.

COVID-19 Response and Adaptation Committee

The University of Toronto is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Across the University, we continue to take steps to respond to the disruption to our regular on-campus operations and activities due to the pandemic.

Read more about the COVID-19 Response and Adaptation Committee.

Review of the Role of the Colleges on the St. George Campus

The Review of the Role of the Colleges on the St. George Campus considered how individuals and organizational units across multiple communities can best work together in support of common goals around student experience, academic programming, and student success.

Read more about the Review of the Role of the Colleges on the St. George Campus.

Tri-Campus Review

The University launched a review of the relationships among its three campuses, under the theme identified in Towards 2030, “One University, Three Campuses.” The review is built on five pillars, each with its own working group, and guided by a steering committee with tri-campus representation.

Read more about the Tri-Campus Review.

Undergraduate Student Educational Experience

The Expert Panel on Undergraduate Student Educational Experience (USEE) is tasked with enunciating and enlivening our shared vision for the undergraduate educational experience at the University of Toronto, and making recommendations towards continuous improvement that would lead to that vision’s implementation across the University.

Read more about the Undergraduate Student Educational Experience (USEE).

Budget Model Review

The University’s budget is the mechanism by which operating funds are allocated to various divisions in the institution. As such, it is a key tool in the management of the University, particularly in enabling it to fulfill its mission and achieve its academic goals. In 2018-2020, Provost Cheryl Regehr chaired a review of the University of Toronto’s Budget Model.

Read more about the Budget Model Review.

Prevention & Response to Sexual Violence

In 2015, the President and Provost appointed an Advisory Committee on Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence at the University. The Final Report of the Presidential and Provostial Advisory Committee on Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence was released February 2, 2016. Composed of tri-campus representatives from among students, staff, and faculty, the committee and its three working groups were tasked with establishing a set of recommendations to prevent and respond to sexual violence at the University of Toronto.

Read more about the action plan and expert panel on sexual violence policies.