Professor David Cameron, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, has been appointed Special Advisor to the President and Provost for a two-year term effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022.
Drawing on his strengths and experience as a thoughtful, collaborative and widely respected leader, Professor Cameron will provide valuable advice on a range of key institutional files.
Professor Cameron will be completing his term as Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science on June 30, 2019, a role he has performed with distinction.
He has served in many other roles at the University of Toronto, including: Vice-President, Institutional Relations and Chair of the Department of Political Science. In addition to extensive advisory and administrative work for the Government of Canada, Professor Cameron has served in a series of senior positions for the Government of Ontario, including: Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs; Deputy Minister and Special Advisor to the Premier on Constitutional Reform; and Special Constitutional Advisor to the Premier of Ontario.
Professor Cameron is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. A long-time student of Canadian federalism, Quebec nationalism and constitutional reform, in recent decades he has turned his attention to political change and constitution-making in conflict and post-conflict situations in Sri Lanka, Iraq, Somalia, the Western Sahara, and Jerusalem. He is a member of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a recipient of the Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies, the University of Toronto’s Ludwik and Estelle Jus Human Rights Prize, the Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award, and the Adrienne Clarkson Public Service Laureateship.