On Friday, U of T President Meric Gertler announced that Professor Trevor Young will be filling in for Cheryl Regehr as acting Vice-President and Provost for a six-month term. Regehr, who was reappointed to serve another four-year term earlier this year, will be on leave to further her research on the effects of workplace stress and trauma on professional decision-making.
Young was on administrative leave from his position as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost Relations with Health Care Institutions until June 30; this leave will be interrupted to allow him to fill Regehr’s position until September. In his letter, Gertler also announced that the acting terms for Young’s positions of dean of the Faculty of Medicine and vice-provost relations with health care institutions, held by Professors Sal Spadafora and Lynn Wilson, respectively, have both been extended until December 31.
During his time as both dean and vice-provost, Young chaired the Presidential & Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health, which recently released its findings following months-long consultations, which were met with mixed reviews. In his announcement letter, Gertler also lauded Young’s work in promoting equity and diversity within the Faculty of Medicine through the Diversity Mentorship Program and the Black Student Application Program.