Professor Sandy Welsh began her term as Vice-Provost, Students, on July 1, 2015. As Vice-Provost, Students, Professor Welsh is responsible for working closely with Principals, Deans and academic divisions across our three campuses to enhance the student experience at University of Toronto – including Student Life programs and services on the St. George Campus, student health and wellness, international student services and study abroad programs, and Hart House. She is also responsible for University-wide policies and procedures affecting students.
Professor Welsh has held numerous administrative roles at the University of Toronto, including Vice-Dean Graduate Education & Program Reviews, Acting Chair of Sociology and Special Advisory roles to both the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science and the Vice-President & Provost. In all of these roles, Professor Welsh has shown a deep commitment to the student experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also demonstrated the ability to develop an excellent working relationship with academic administrators, administrative staff and student groups. She has won many awards in recognition of her commitment to U of T, including the FAS Dean’s Excellence Award and Outstanding Teaching Award, and led the team that won the 2013 Northrop Frye departmental award.
Appointed to the Department of Sociology, Professor Welsh’s primary research focuses on workplace and sexual harassment. Her current research explores how changes in federal and provincial regulations affect the adoption and implementation of workplace harassment and work-family policies in Canadian corporations. Professor Welsh received her BA (high honours) from Oberlin College, MA from SUNY Buffalo, and PhD from Indiana University-Bloomington. She joined the U of T faculty in 1994.
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