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Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean Appointment Announced

Toronto, ON-- The Academic Board, under Summer Executive Authority, has approved the appointment of Professor Ragnar Buchweitz, as Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean, University of Toronto at Scarborough, for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2009.

Professor Buchweitz received his Ph. D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from Universitat Hannover in 1976 and Docteur dEtat es Sciences Mathematiques from Université Paris VII in 1981. He was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Brandeis University in the U.S.A. from 1981 to 1983, and a Heisenberg- scholar of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany from 1984-87.

He joined the University of Toronto in 1987, and served as Associate Chair (1999-2000) and then Acting Chair (2000-2001) of the Department of Mathematics. He has served as Vice Dean at UTSC since 2001. He has published numerous articles and has received many awards and grants from NSERC, German Research Council (DFG), and otheragencies

UTSC has been undergoing significant enrollment growth and, in addition to the expansion of undergraduate programs, plans are underway to establish new graduate programs on the campus. The campus is also undertaking concerted efforts to support and promote the excellence of faculty research and to maintain and build up areas of programmatic and research strength.

As Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean, Professor Buchweitz will provide intellectual leadership for the campus at this pivotal point in its history, help shape its academic vision, provide inspiration to the faculty, lead the development of undergraduate and graduate programs, and work with the Principals and Deans group in continuing to build the tri-campus model.

Due to prior commitments in July and August, Professor Buchweitz will be away from the campus for the summer. During this period, from July 1 to August 31, 2004, Professor Elizabeth Cowper will be Acting Vice Principal (Academic) and Dean.

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Catherine Riddell

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