Brief History of the University of Toronto
and the Faculty of Arts & Science
Following are significant dates for the University and the
Faculty. For a description of their governing structures, and details
of the Colleges in the Faculty, please see the following pages.
||Royal Charter granted to establish King’s College at York (Toronto),
the state university of the Province of Upper Canada.
||Upper Canada Academy founded at Cobourg, Ontario. It became Victoria
College in 1841.
||Official opening of King’s College, located in former Parliament
Buildings of the Province of Upper Canada.
|First degrees granted in 1844.
||King’s College became University of Toronto; connection with the
Church of England terminated.
||University of Trinity College established by Church of England.
||St. Michael’s College established by the Basilian Order.
||University College established, assuming responsibility for all
teaching in Arts in the University; the University became an examining
and degree-granting body.
||Construction of present University College building started. Completed
||St. Michael’s College affiliated with the University. Full federation
||Instruction begun in fields other than arts and the sciences. University
College became purely an Arts College.
||East section of University College building, including University
Library, gutted by fire. It was immediately reconstructed.
||Victoria College moved from Cobourg and federated with the University
||University Library opened; enlarged in 1909 and in 1954. (Now Sigmund
||Trinity College federated with the University of Toronto.
||Part-time courses leading to the B.A. degree established.
||University of Toronto Act laid foundation for constitution of the
||Degree of Bachelor of Commerce established.
||Trinity College moved to present buildings from old Queen Street
||Ontario Upper School (Grade XIII) standing required for admission.
||Name of Faculty of Arts changed to “Faculty of Arts and Science.”
||Degree of Bachelor of Science established.
||New College established.
||Innis College established.
||Scarborough College established.
||Erindale College established.
||University of Toronto Act 1971 established current governance of
the University by a Governing Council.
|Scarborough College became separate Arts and Science division in
||John P. Robarts Research Library opened.
||Woodsworth College established.
||University of Toronto at Mississauga became separate Arts and Science
division in the University.
Officers of the University
The Honourable V. Poy, B.A., M.A.
Chairman, Governing Council
T.H. Simpson, B.A.Sc., M.B.A., LL.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
R. J. Birgeneau, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Vice-President and Provost
S. Neuman, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice-President and Chief Development Officer
J. Dellandrea, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Vice-President, Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
F.P. Chee, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A.
Vice-President, Government and Institutional Relations
S.H. Levy, B.Sc., M.A., L.L.D.
Vice-President, Human Resources
A. Hildyard, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice-President, Policy Development and Associate Provost
C. Tuohy, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice-President, Research and Associate Provost
J.R.G. Challis, Ph.D., D.Sc., M.I.Biol., F.R.S.C.
Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto at Mississauga
I. Orchard, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto at Scarborough
R.P. Thompson, M.A., Ph.D.
Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty
V. Goel, M.D., C.M.,M.Sc., S,M, F.R.C.P.(C)
Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget
S.G. Zaky, B.Sc.,M.A.Sc., Ph.D.
Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
C.D. Naylor, M.D., D.Phil.,F.R.C.P. (C)
Vice-Provost, Space and Facilities
R. D. Venter, B.Sc., M.Eng, Ph.D.
D.H. Farrar, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Provost and Special Assistant
L. Lewis, B.A., M.I.St.
Secretary of the Governing Council
L. Charpentier, B.Sc., M.B.A.
Director, Office of the President and Assistant Vice-President
B. FitzPatrick, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Vice-President, Alumni and Development
R. Frankle, B.A.
Assistant Vice-President, Facilities and Services
C.J. Riggall, B.A., M.B.A.
Assistant Vice-President, Technology Transfer
P. Munsche, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
C. Moore, B.A., M.L.S.
K.J. Swift, B.Sc., M.Ed.
Governing Council of the University
The overall governance of the University rests with the
Governing Council which directs university policies. The Governing Council
is composed of the Chancellor and the President who are ex-officio members;
2 members appointed by the President, 16 members appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council;
12 members elected by the teaching staff from among the teaching staff;
8 members, 4 of whom are elected by and from among the full-time undergraduate
students, and 2 of whom are elected by and from among the graduate students,
and 2 of whom are elected by and from among the part-time undergraduate
students; 2 members elected by the administrative staff from among the
administrative staff; and 8 members who are not students or members of
the teaching or administrative staff elected by the alumni from among
Officers of the Faculty of
Arts & Science
P.K. Sinervo, B Sc, PhD, FRSC
Acting Vice-Dean (Academic)
A.C. Lancashire, A.M., PhD
Vice-Dean (Graduate Education and Research)
S. Pfeiffer, B.A., Ph.D
Acting Vice-Dean (Undergraduate Education and Teaching)
D.R. Cameron, M.Sc, Ph. D, FRSC
Assistant Dean and Faculty Secretary
P. McCann, B.A., M.A., M.Ed.
Assistant Dean and Faculty Registrar
G.E. Altmeyer, MA, MLS
Governing Structure of the
The Faculty of Arts and Science Council
The Faculty of Arts and Science Council considers the future
policy of the Faculty and reviews the action of its Standing Committees
and sub-committees, chief of which is the General Committee. The Council
consists of all professors, full-time lecturers, senior tutors and tutors
appointed to departments of the Faculty of Arts and Science, together
with the student members and ex-officio members of the General Committee.
The General Committee
The General Committee is the major committee of the Faculty
Council and is responsible for the formulation of policy for the Faculty
of Arts and Science. Full details of its membership, and that of its Standing
Committees, are in a brochure “Faculty Structure and Rules of Procedure”,
available at the Office of the Dean.
Elections to Faculty Committees
A nominee may run for only one office (although elected
members of the curriculum committees and the Committee on Study Elsewhere
shall also be seated on the General Committee). Each student may vote
for nominees from only one College in the elections to the General Committee.
Each student may also vote for nominees to the Committee on Study Elsewhere.
A full-time student may also vote for the eligible number of nominees
to the respective Curriculum Committee, except that in the election for
the Committee on Social Sciences, the representative for Commerce and
Finance will be elected by students in that program; other full-time students
will vote for three members. Part-time students may also vote for one
nominee to any one of the curriculum committees.
A nominee may run for only one office (although elected
members of the curriculum committees shall also be seated on the General
Committee). A Faculty member of Council may vote for nominees from only
one division or from Erindale College in the election to the General Committee
and for nominees to any one of the curriculum committees. Ex-officio members
of the General Committee may not vote in these elections.
Nominations to fill vacancies at the beginning of the winter
session are made in the last half of September. Nominations may be made
for the following academic year at the beginning of February. Nomination
forms will be available from Departments, Registrars’ Offices and from
the Office of the Dean. Advertisements appear in The Varsity, Voice, and
The Bulletin, as well as on placards posted in various buildings.