Governing Council approved the appointment of Professor Meric S. Gertler as the 16th President of the University of Toronto for a five-year term, effective on a date to be determined but not later than December 31, 2013, and continuing to June 30, 2018. His appointment follows an extensive international search initiated in June of last year. He will succeed Professor David Naylor, who has served as President since October, 2005.
Professor Gertler has been Dean of the University’s Faculty of Arts and Science since 2008. He joined the Faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Program in Planning in 1983 after receiving his doctorate from Harvard University. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK.