University of Toronto

Office of the

Duties & Responsibilities

The Governing Council, established by the University of Toronto Act, 1971, oversees the academic, business and student affairs of the University. Together with the Chancellor, President and senior administration, the Council represents the University’s vision, mission and purpose both locally and globally.

The President of the University of Toronto is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and under the University of Toronto Act has “general supervision over and direction of the academic work of the University and the teaching and administrative staffs thereof.”

Members of the President’s senior executive group with university-wide responsibilities include the Vice-President and Provost, the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, the Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity, the Vice-President, University Operations, the Vice-President, Advancement, and Chief Advancement Officer, the Vice President, Communications and the Vice President, International. Executive responsibilities for the Mississauga and Scarborough campuses are vested with the Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga and the Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough.