Amrita Daniere appointed Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean at UTM

Amrita Daniere
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 3:13pm
Blake Eligh

Geography professor Amrita Daniere has been appointed Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean at U of T Mississauga. The Agenda Committee of Academic Board announced the two-year appointment on March 10, 2016.

Daniere is a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at U of T, and co-director of the Urban Climate Resilience in South East Asia Partnership through the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Since joining the university in 1995, she has served in several administrative roles, including Vice-Dean, Graduate at UTM from 2010 to 2014. While much of her recent work has been based at the St. George campus, Daniere co-teaches a research course in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management at the Institute of Management & Innovation at UTM.

“I’m really excited and happy to be returning to UTM,” Daniere says. “I’ve always found it to be an inspirational campus, exceptional for the quality of the faculty and the enthusiasm of the students. I feel very lucky to be given this opportunity. I hope to bring in new ideas to help craft and implement an inclusive vision for the campus’ future growth and development.”

Professor Deep Saini, vice president of U of T, and principal of UTM, welcomed the announcement. “Professor Daniere combines all the qualities that we are looking for,” he says. “She has a strong scholarly background, both in research and teaching. She is naturally compassionate, and can relate well to both students and faculty. She’ll be a fantastic partner to take this institution forward.”

Daniere takes over the position from interim dean Kelly Hannah-Moffat. The two-year term begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2018.