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Provost extends term of Dean Wendy Duff

Submitted on Monday, May 10, 2021

University of Toronto Vice President and Provost Cheryl Regehr has announced the extension of Professor Wendy Duff’s term as Dean of the Faculty of Information until July 1, 2023.

In making the announcement the Provost noted that, over the past 5 years, Professor Duff has made substantial progress and improvements to the Faculty’s operating budget, enrolment targets, program reviews, and space considerations. Professor Duff has also overseen the development of the Faculty’s one-of-kind Bachelor of Information (BI) program, which launched in the fall of 2019.

Professor Duff first joined the Faculty of Information in 1997 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2011. She has held many academic and leadership positions including terms as the Director of the Digital Curation Institute, Interim Director of the Museum Studies program, and the Director of Graduate Studies.

Professor Duff also has an impressive history of participation in University boards and
committees; she served as a member of Academic Board from 2008-2012 and 2014-2015, and the Planning and Budget Committee in 2014-2015.

Professor Duff teaches archives and records management with a focus on access to archival materials. Her current research focuses on archival users, access to archival material, community archives, and the traumatic potentialities of archives. She currently holds a SSHRC Insight Grant titled “Emotional Responses to Archives” and published a co-edited book last year on Archives, Recordkeeping, and Social
Justice with Routledge Press.