New vice-president & principal to be formally installed at U of T Mississauga

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 9:32am

The University of Toronto Mississauga will celebrate the formal installation of its new vice-president and principal on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at 4 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N., Mississauga, ON.

Professor Hargurdeep (Deep) Saini will be formally installed as a vice-president of the University of Toronto and principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga. Saini will be U of T Mississauga's 8th principal, a position that was broadened in 2002 to encompass vice-presidential responsibilities as well. As vice-president and principal, Saini reports jointly to the president of the University of Toronto (on overall campus management matters) and to the provost (on academic matters).

At the installation, U of T's provost Cheryl Misak will offer opening remarks and welcome guests. Other speakers will include U of T president David Naylor and Mayor Hazel McCallion of the City of Mississauga as well as student, faculty/staff, alumni and university governance representatives. Saini will give a 10-minute address. A reception will follow the installation.

WHAT:   Installation of vice-president and principal of U of T Mississauga
WHEN:  Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:Gymnasium of the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Mississauga, ON

KEY PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:
•Platform party, faculty and staff in full academic regalia will process into the gymnasium prior to the ceremony.
•Saini will be invested in the official vice-president and principal's robes of office by the president of the U of T Mississauga Alumni Association and a student.

PLEASE NOTE:
•Free parking is available in Lot 8 for the duration of the event.
•Doors open at 3:15 p.m., and media must be seated or have equipment set up by 3:50 p.m.
•The installation is a formal event with strict protocol, and media will be asked to follow protocol and access guidelines.
•For a biography of Saini, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/vppbio

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jane Stirling
Marketing and Communications
University of Toronto Mississauga
905-569-4350
jane.stirling@utoronto.ca

Nicolle Wahl
Marketing and Communications
University of Toronto Mississauga
906-569-4656
nicolle.wahl@utoronto.ca