UTSC has a new interim vice-president and principal: professor Bruce Kidd, who is currently the warden of Hart House. Kidd will serve from February 27 to March 1, 2015, or until replaced by a successor. Kidd previously served as dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health. In addition to being a former Olympian, he is also an accomplished scholar; widely published on the topics of sports, and the intersection of sports with politics and culture.
The appointment comes as the Scarborough campus prepares to host the Pan Am games in 2015. Rita O’Brien will be serving as Acting Warden of Hart House in Kidd’s stead. Kidd is replacing Franco Vaccarino, who is leaving to become the new president of the University of Guelph.