Appointment of Interim Associate Dean, Programs
Dear OISE Community,
I am very pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Normand Labrie of the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning as Interim Associate Dean, Programs for a six-month term from January 1 to June 30, 2023. This appointment was undertaken by the Provost in consultation with incoming Dean, Professor Erica Walker, and will help ensure stability in the Associate Dean, Programs portfolio and continuity on the senior leadership team as OISE transitions to a new Dean.
Since joining OISE in 1991, Professor Labrie has served in several senior positions at OISE including Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Associate Dean, Research, Associate Dean, Programs, and currently as Interim Dean. Professor Labrie has shown a commitment to inclusive excellence, a strong interest in teacher education, and a student-centered approach to administration. As a result of his calm and consistent leadership over the years, Professor Labrie has been widely recognized by his peers for his ability to build consensus and drive meaningful change.
Professor Labrie has also served in several senior positions outside the University. In 2012 he was appointed Scientific Director to the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture. In 2018 he served as Interim President of Université de l’Ontario français. A member of the Governing Council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, he chairs its Programs Committee. He has played an active role over the years in international organisations such as the European Commission, the Agence universitaire de la francophonie, and UNESCO. In light of his academic and administrative achievements, Professor Labrie has been recognized with several awards, including a Medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade from Queen’s Park, and a fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the Francophone community in Ontario.
Professor Labrie’s research focuses on the areas of linguistic pluralism, language politics, linguistic minorities, and discourse analysis. Professor Labrie received his MA and PhD in Linguistics, as well as his BA in German Studies, from Laval University.
Please join me in congratulating Normand on his new appointment and in thanking him for his continued service.
Vice-President & Provost
University of Toronto