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Former Principal appointed University Ombudsperson

Prof. Joan Foley is new Ombudsperson.

Professor Emeritus Joan E. Foley, U of T Scarborough’s fifth Principal (1977-1984) and the first female Principal of a University of Toronto college, has been appointed the University’s Ombudsperson.

The appointment takes effect July 1 and continues to June 30, 2010.  A part-time position, Prof. Foley will be assisted by a case officer who will be appointed in the near future.

Professor Foley has served the University with great distinction over a long career, including in the roles of Chair of the Department of Psychology and Chair of the Division of Life Sciences, Associate Dean of Arts and Science and Principal at U of T Scarborough.  In addition, she has been Vice President and Provost of the University and has served as a member of the Governing Council.

Over the course of her academic and administrative career, Professor Foley has been recognized for her outstanding commitment to the good of the University and to all who are part of it – faculty, staff and students.  An annual award is named in her honour, as is the 230-bed student residence building on campus.

Professor Foley takes over the Ombudsperson position from U of T Scarborough classical studies Professor Ian McDonald, who had been appointed on an interim basis last November.

Since 1975, the Office of the Ombudsperson has been offering confidential advice and assistance with complaints to U of T students, faculty and staff.

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