Search committee seeks input on criteria for new VP research & innovation

The search committee to appoint a vice-president, research & innovation will soon commence a comprehensive international search for a successor to Professor Stan Shapson.

The search committee will be drafting an advertisement to announce the start of the search, which will appear shortly in various publications and websites. In addition, the committee is working on a position profile to describe the priorities over the next five years, and what they are seeking in candidates in terms of experience, background and qualifications. The committee is soliciting input on the following questions in order to help shape the position profile:

  • What are your aspirations for the VPRI portfolio over the next five to 10 years? What do you see as the issues and challenges facing the University during this period?
  • What do you think the search committee should be seeking in a leader in terms of professional background and experience, personal attributes, qualifications and credentials?

York community members can send their confidential suggestions to the search committee by e-mail (see below) or directly to the search firm, no later than Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Search committee members:

  • York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri, committee chair, at,
  • Patrick Monahan, vice-president academic & provost, at,
  • Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Allan Hutchinson, at,
  • Barbara Crow, professor of communication studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), at,
  • History Professor Jonathan Edmondson, LA&PS, at
  • Wendy Taylor, professor of physics and astronomy, Faculty of Science & Engineering, at,
  • Roger Keil, directory of the City Institute and professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, at,
  • Psychology professor Fran Wilkinson, Faculty of Health, at,
  • Janusz Kozinski, dean, Faculty of Science & Engineering, at,
  • Ijade Maxwell Rodrigues, chief of staff and secretary to the committee, at

Or directly to the search firm, e-mail