Provost discusses Toward 2030 plan at UTSC
by Kurt Kleiner
University of Toronto Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Misak discussed the long-range future of the University of Toronto and UTSC at a town hall meeting here last month.
“We are in a state of considerable uncertainty in the world. Public institutions everywhere have to think hard about what they are doing and put themselves in a position where they can continue to be strong,” Misak told about 100 faculty, students and staff who came to hear her in the Council Chambers.
The provost is talking with members of all three U of T campuses as she prepares a report called 2030: The View from 2012. The report will update an in-depth planning statement from 2009 called Towards 2030: Planning for a Third Century of Excellence at the University of Toronto. That report concluded in part that, “The University of Toronto will continue to be distinguished by a research-intensive culture, the academic rigour of its educational offerings at all levels, and the excellence of its faculty, staff and students across three distinctive campuses and in many partner institutions.”
“Our mission is to educate the next generation, and to be Canada’s research engine,” the provost said at the meeting. “It’s critical to see that we’re all in this together.”
The new report is scheduled to be finished by February 2012 and presented to Governing Council in the spring.
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