Reporting directly to the President of U of T, the Vice-President and Principal (VPP) works as UTM’s chief executive officer, setting campus-wide goals, plans and priorities; communicating the campus’s vision to internal and external stakeholders; and providing strategic leadership for all aspects of campus operations, from teaching and research to budget and capital development.
The role’s expansive scope means that the VPP manages various major initiatives simultaneously. Over the course of several weeks, for example, the VPP might spearhead the development of Peel’s first mass vaccine clinic for COVID-19; direct a sector of the Mississauga Economic Recovery Group; support the growth of a $40-million network for community and population health; institute new sources of funding for Black, Indigenous and racialized researchers; and create new forums for transparent campus communications. In each case, the VPP aims to empower collective success across UTM and beyond, ensuring an amazing educational experience for our 16,000 students; enabling outstanding research and workplace opportunities for our 3,700 faculty, staff and librarians; and providing an essential public service for a Mississaugan community on behalf of the region’s only research university.
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