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Trinity College appoints Mayo Moran as its 15th Provost

February 24, 2014

TORONTO, ON – Trinity College announced today the appointment of Mayo Moran, current Dean and James Marshall Tory Professor of Law at the University of Toronto (U of T), as its 15th Provost. Dean Moran’s appointment is effective July 1, 2014.

Dean Moran joined the U of T Faculty of Law in 1995, becoming Dean in 2006. In her role as Dean, she has led the redesign of many aspects of the Law program, from recruitment and admissions to curriculum and wellness programs, all with the goal of enhancing the student experience. In the process, U of T Law has gained international recognition as one of the world’s five best law schools (BrainTrack).

Many new programs and centres have been created under Dean Moran’s leadership, including the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights (the only Canadian Centre that brings constitutional law research, policy, advocacy and teaching together under one roof), the Centre for the Legal Profession, the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program and a new professional master’s program, the Global Professional Master in Law.

Her strong relationships with students, alumni and faculty led to Dean Moran’s successful leadership of a $53-million campaign which included the design and construction of a new building (the Jackman Law Building) for the Faculty of Law, which broke ground in 2013.

Dean Moran teaches private and public law, supervises graduate students, and publishes extensively. She is a frequent guest lecturer and an active member of a number of committees both inside and outside U of T. Since 2007 Dean Moran has chaired the Independent Assessment Process Oversight Committee that assists in the implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Agreement. In 2013, she was appointed to lead a review of Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Quick facts

  • Trinity College is home to approximately 1,850 Arts and Science undergraduate students (roughly 25 per cent of them from 60 countries around the world) and 140 Divinity graduate students.
  • Trinity was founded in 1851 as a unique and distinctive university, rooted in the Anglican tradition. Trinity entered into federation with the University of Toronto in 1904.
  • Trinity’s entrance requirements are among the highest in Canada, and the College has a strong record of producing Rhodes scholars.
  • Trinity is distinguished not only by its rigorous academic standards, but also by its commitment to providing students with a uniquely well-rounded education, through innovative offerings like the Margaret MacMillan TrinityOne program.
  • Trinity has long been known for alumni who distinguish themselves in professional and public life, including writer Malcolm Gladwell, filmmaker Atom Egoyan, businessman the late Ted Rogers, former Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson, and Canada’s former ambassador to Washington Michael Wilson.


“Mayo brings vitality, enthusiasm and a real sense of vocation to the provost role. Trinity is a college known for the excellence of our provosts and the calibre of our students. Mayo’s scholarship and collaborative approach position her to lead the next chapter of our growth as a global academic leader, while her love of students marries well with Trinity’s role as a place of educating people who will make a difference in the world.”

–The Hon. William C. Graham, Chancellor, Trinity College

“A very high bar was set in our search for a new provost. Mayo had everything we were looking for: Her breadth of experience and her level of achievement, both academically and administratively, are undeniable. Under her leadership, U of T Law has risen from being the top law school in Canada to one of the top law schools in the world. Mayo cares deeply about the educational experience as a whole, and we believe will be key to advancing Trinity’s reputation as a global leader in that regard. At the same time, we are grateful to Dr. Michael Ratcliffe, Trinity’s Dean of Arts, for his insightful stewardship of the College as Interim Provost over the past few months.”

–Evan Howard, Chair, Trinity College Board of Trustees

“We are delighted to congratulate Mayo Moran on her appointment as Provost of Trinity College. The impact of Mayo’s leadership at the Faculty of Law has been tremendous and I know she will bring her considerable talents and passion to Trinity College. On a personal note, Mayo is part of the University family and I am very pleased we will be able to continue to work together to build this great university.”

–Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto

“One of the great joys of my role as dean has been supporting outstanding students who are committed to making the world a better place. Having taught in a first-rate professional school, I am excited by the prospect of working with the wonderful students that Trinity is rightly renowned for – both its undergraduate students and the Faculty of Divinity’s graduate students.  I look forward to building upon Trinity’s tradition of attracting the very best students to U of T and providing them with the kind of education that enables them to make a real difference.”

–Dean Mayo Moran, Incoming Provost, Trinity College


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