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.

The Office is currently consulting on the following:

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.

Presidential & Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health

The Presidential and Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health will consult with students and other stakeholders in our community to review existing services and programs related to student mental health, and to explore potential new solutions in this area.

Read more about the Presidential & Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health.

Tri-Campus Review

The University has launched a review of the relationships among its three campuses, under the theme identified in Towards 2030, “One University, Three Campuses.” The review will be 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).

Off-Campus Site Safety

The University of Toronto is fortunate to own several properties not located on its three campuses, which are regularly used for experiential learning, co-curricular activities, and other institutional purposes such as field research. The University remains committed to ensuring the continued safety of all participants on these off-campus properties.

Read more about the Off-Campus Site Safety Expert Panel.

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.

Read more about the Budget Model Review.

Prevention & Response to Sexual Violence

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.