The Provost is the senior Vice-President and collaborates with the President in making policy on administrative and academic matters that affect the university as a whole. As chief academic officer, the Provost leads the team of vice-presidents to ensure that portfolios and goals are aligned toward achievement of the university’s vision. Academic leadership and overall institutional planning are the Provost's responsibility. The Provost liaises with government and industry regarding academic programs and their funding, and coordinates the university’s international relations. In the absence of the President the Provost is acting President.
The Provost also has special responsibility for student issues. Strengthening the links to students, enhancing the well-being of students, and ensuring that student issues have a high profile in planning and decision making are substantive parts of this role. [more...]