Acting Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Acting Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education
Faculty member, Speech-Language Pathology
I have been at the University of Toronto since 1990. For most of that time, I have held administrative positions, including Graduate Coordinator, Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, and most recently, Vice-Dean, Students at the School of Graduate Studies.
Our graduate students are an important part of what makes the University of Toronto such a world-class institution. The domestic and international graduate population at the University represent the very best of what students have to offer. Our students are committed and full of creative, innovative ideas that will shape the world of tomorrow. We owe it to these students to provide them with the very best graduate education we can offer. That is exactly what attracted me to this position: the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of the graduate education and academic experience for our students across the tremendous array of disciplines available at our University, from STEM to Humanities. I know that I can count on our many outstanding faculty and staff members to help realize this goal.
There have been many extraordinary developments in graduate education. Just to name a few: the significant growth in professional and research-stream programs, the jump in graduate enrolment, the rise in international students who are attracted to our University from all corners of the world, and the ever-increasing opportunities for experiential and online learning.
In many disciplines, research has become a truly collaborative national and international endeavour where institutional, regional, and national boundaries are no longer an obstacle to collaboration. Faculty as well as students can very easily contact researchers, students, and professionals all over the world, thereby providing them tremendous opportunity to expand their knowledge and enrich their scholarly and learning opportunities.
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