TORONTO, April 15, 2020 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Université de l'Ontario français (UOF) is proud to announce that André Roy has been appointed to the position of President. This important announcement comes a few weeks after the signing of the historic bi-level funding agreement for UOF, and the unveiling of the campus location for this major new institution serving Francophonie in Ontario. Mr. Roy becomes the university's first permanent President.
Unquestionable academic credibility; communal vision and values
Université de l'Ontario français selected Mr. Roy owing to his many years of experience in a variety of significant roles at several leading institutions. Mr. Roy has enjoyed a unique and rewarding career path as a professor, researcher and university administrator. André Roy began as a professor at the University of Montreal from 1982 to 2011, and additionally served as Vice-Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 2006 to 2008. In 2011, Roy moved to Ontario, becoming Dean of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. In 2014 he became Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University, a position he occupies to this day.
A respected and experienced university administrator, André Roy has also been recognized for excellence in research and teaching, earning numerous distinctions and awards. His impressive track record, reputation as a creative builder, and contributions to significant and positive transformations convinced the UOF's Board of Directors that he was the right fit with its seasoned leadership team. He will join the UOF team as August 1st.
Ahead on the road for Université de l'Ontario français is the certification of its unique transdisciplinary programs. UOF's pedagogical DNA is inspired by the major social issues of our century, and is divided into four pillars of transdisciplinary study: studies in human plurality, globalized economy, urban environments and digital culture.
UOF is currently presenting these programs to the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB/ CEQEP), which will review them in the coming months.
These recent developments testify to the momentum UOF has built both in terms of refining its operational structure, and in hiring staff. Its future looks more promising than ever.
To watch André Roy's testimonial please follow this link (French version only).
"We are privileged and honored to be able to count on the expertise, inspirational leadership and ground-breaking vision of André Roy as the new President of our institution. With his dedication to teaching excellence and his management skill, we are convinced that Mr. Roy will fulfill his role with brio and make a significant contribution to the achievement and success of UOF. On behalf of all the members of the Board of Governors, we congratulate him on this appointment and welcome him to our team. "
Dyane Adam, C.M. Ph.D., Chair of the Board of Governors, Université de l'Ontario français
"André Roy, is a professor, researcher and administrator who has held positions in both Quebec and Ontario and who has valued transdisciplinarity for many years now. He will maintain focus on the needs and expectations of Ontario's Francophone community while respecting the vision of the Planning Council for a French-language university, which advocated innovative teaching, experiential learning, transdisciplinary programs and open access publishing."
Jason Luckerhoff, Ph.D., Vice-President of Program Development and Learning.
"The ambition and relevance of Université de l'Ontario français represents a golden opportunity to showcase Francophonie - a cause that I've always promoted throughout my career. It is therefore a real honor and privilege for me to become the President of an innovative institution imbued with a transdisciplinary approach to teaching and experiential learning, and where the continuum between teaching and research is valued. I am delighted to join a dynamic and experienced team made up of talented people who share the same values and enthusiasm for this institution, one that I know will make a difference."
André Roy, Ph.D., President, Université de l'Ontario français
About Université de l'Ontario français
Université de l'Ontario français is focused on the creation and mobilization of knowledge in French. Excellence, innovation and collaboration guide UOF in all its activities. UOF advocates experience-based, inductive and transdisciplinary learning and research approaches. Governed by and for Ontario's Francophones, it offers an education that is resolutely connected to the world and which promotes an eco-responsible exercise of citizenship.
SOURCE Université de l'Ontario français (UOF)
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