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UofT’s Governing Council approves extension of President David Naylor’s term

January 21, 2010

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto’s Governing Council announced today that it has approved the extension of President David Naylor’s term, currently due to end on June 30, 2010. The President has committed to serve an additional three years, from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013. The agreement includes an option of a further extension of up to two years. 

During the last several weeks, the Executive Committee of Council has been engaged in a review, seeking input from groups and individuals both within and outside of the University. 

“There was clear and strong support from a range of constituencies for President Naylor continuing in his role,” said Jack Petch, Chair of the Governing Council. “We are enormously gratified that President Naylor has agreed to serve and look forward to working with him in the coming years.” 

President Naylor became UofT’s 15th president in April, 2005. Prior to that appointment, he was dean of the university’s Faculty of Medicine and vice-provost (relations with healthcare institutions), a post he had held since 1999. A member of UofT faculty since 1988, Naylor received his MD from U of T and D. Phil. from Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar in the Department of Social and Administrative Studies. 

Naylor has received numerous national and international awards for research and academic leadership. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the co-author of approximately 300 scholarly publications. His academic work spans social history, public policy, epidemiology and biostatistics, and health economics, as well as clinical and health services research in most fields of medicine. 

“This University brings together some of the world’s best and brightest faculty, staff, and students in an environment of learning, discovery and innovation,” said Naylor. “I am delighted and deeply honoured to continue to serve this great institution.  And, per usual, there is no shortage of things still to be done.”  

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For more information, contact: 

Laurie Stephens
University of Toronto
416-978-2105, 416-978-0100