To: Faculty, Staff and Students, Faculty of Medicine
From: Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
Date: November 18, 2010
Re: Reappointment of Prof Catharine Whiteside as Dean, Faculty of Medicine
I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of the Academic Board has approved the re-appointment of Professor Catharine Whiteside as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine effective July 1, 2011 and ending on December 31, 2014.
The Search Committee advising the Vice-President and Provost received and reviewed much feedback from faculty, staff and students of the Faculty of Medicine as well as from the broader University of Toronto community and beyond. This feedback, as well as input from an external review team and from the Committee members, was strongly supportive of re-appointing Professor Whiteside for a second term as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
The support for Professor Whiteside's re-appointment reflects her exceptional leadership of the Faculty during her first term as Dean. Under her stewardship the Faculty of Medicine has continued on its trajectory of excellence. Professor Whiteside has been a champion of communication and transparency and has successfully extended the Faculty's reach to the Mississauga campus. She has demonstrated a deep commitment to both strengthening the partnerships of the Faculty with affiliated health care institutions and other health science faculties at the University of Toronto, as well as to responding to government and public needs.
Please join me in congratulating Dean Whiteside on her re-appointment.