Office of the Vice-President, Academic Executive Leadership

The Vice-President, Academic is responsible for the overall academic enterprise of OCAD University, which includes the provision of direction and support to the Faculties of Art, Design, Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the University Senate and its standing committees, the Writing & Learning Centre and Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre, as well as the departmental areas of Library Services, Student Affairs (comprised of the Office of the Registrar, Admissions & Recruitment, Financial Aid & Awards, Health and Wellness, Centre for Students with Disabilities and Student Success Programs) and OCAD U Gallery and Exhibition Services. Broadly, this mandate involves academic planning and initiatives around academic strategic priorities in relationship with the Office of Research & Graduate Studies. Particular activities, such as faculty professional development (teaching and learning support activities, sabbaticals and PD funding), faculty appreciation, international liaison, special events, etc. are supported here. 

With respect to all of this, the Office of the Vice-President, Academic is accountable for quality assurance (IQAP policy administration) as well as financially sound operations and innovation. The position also includes liaison with the government and connections to governing bodies, including the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), Universities Canada / Universités Canada, the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) and membership in the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents (OCAV).

Contact the office of the vice-president, academic:

Dr. Gillian Siddall
Interim Vice-President, Academic
Phone: 416-977-6000, Ext. 3230

Christine Latimer, AOCAD
Assistant, Office of the Vice-President, Academic
Phone: 416-977-6000, Ext. 3230

Hillary Barron, MA
Manager, Academic Governance & Initiatives
Phone: 416-977-6000, Ext. 322

Natalie Nanton, MA
Coordinator, Academic Governance & Quality Assurance
Phone: 416-977-6000, Ext. 2856

Adam Bereza, MBA CHRL
Manager, Faculty Relations