What does the Vice-President & Principal Do?

Exterior of Lislehurst, amidst lush green grass and gardens
Designated as a historic property, Lislehurst is the home of UTM principals.

Reporting directly to U of T’s President, the Vice-President and Principal (VP&P) works both as a member of U of T’s tri-campus leadership team and as UTM’s chief executive officer. She sets campus-wide goals and champions institutional priorities; communicates the university’s vision to internal and external partners; and provides direction for all aspects of campus operations—from teaching and research to budget and capital development.

The role’s scope means that the VP&P shapes multiple initiatives simultaneously. She’ll strengthen community partnerships to launch Peel’s first mass vaccine clinic for COVID-19; envision a new building for student learning and discovery; and drive the growth of a network for community and population health. She’ll develop new sources of funding for Black, Indigenous and Racialized students and researchers; create new forums for open communication; and guide the collaborative implementation of UTM’s Strategic Framework, Site Plan, marquee initiatives.  And more.

In each case, the VP&P aims to open pathways for our communities to flourish here, at UTM: to foster success for our 16,000+ students, and strengthen connections for our 65,000+ alumni and friends; to empower inclusive collaborations for our 3,750+ faculty, staff, and librarians; and to share discoveries, innovations, and opportunities for a Mississauga community on behalf of Peel Region’s only—and Canada’s best—research university.