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

•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.

•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

Jane Stirling
Marketing and Communications
University of Toronto Mississauga

Nicolle Wahl
Marketing and Communications
University of Toronto Mississauga