Christine Allen

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Christine Allen

Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, Strategic Initiatives


As Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, Strategic Initiatives, Professor Christine Allen works with other Vice-Presidential and Provostial portfolios to identify, assess, and support cross-divisional strategic initiatives involving research and other agencies and industry partners. She reports dually to the Vice-President & Provost and to the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and plays an integral role in furthering the strategic goals and initiatives of the University.

Professor Allen works with Deans and Chairs to provide seed funding and foster the growth of initiatives in emerging areas of focus for the University – such as Medicine by Design, the School of Cities, the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, and the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre. She serves as the primary contact for cross-divisional initiatives and will help U of T set strategy and seize new opportunities.