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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 Temer­ty Temer­ty 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.”  


For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact: 

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