Cheryl Regehr is the Vice-President and Provost of the University of Toronto. Former Dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, she is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College.
As Vice-President and Provost, Professor Regehr is the Chief Academic Officer and Chief Budget Officer for the University of Toronto, overseeing academic activities on three campuses and a budget of $2.1 Billion. In 2015, she was named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).
Professor Regehr’s five books with Oxford University Press and Columbia University Press and over 100 scholarly articles focus on three intersecting issues: trauma and recovery; practice competency; and stress, trauma and decision-making in emergency service professions. This research has been recognized with awards from the International Campbell Collaboration for systematic reviews, The American Academy of Law and Mental Health and by the Journal of Social Work Education. Her current SSHRC funded research examines factors that influence social workers’ assessment of suicide risk. Her research is founded on over 20 years of direct service and management in forensic mental health and emergency mental health, specializing in civil litigation and criminal court assessments of trauma victims and violent offenders, and organizationally based trauma interventions. She was also the director of the Crisis Response Team at Pearson International Airport, served on the mental health advisory committee for the Department of National Defence and Veteran’s Affairs Canada, and currently is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University Health Network.
About the Recognition Award
SWAAC RECOGNITION AWARD
A donation in the amount of $1000 will be awarded annually to a SWAAC member who has continually demonstrated innovative leadership in advancing the mission of, and achieving outstanding contributions to, their institution and/or to higher education. The donation will be made on the recipient’s behalf to an institution of her choice, in the form of a contribution to an endowment or fund that supports students, or to a registered charitable organization supporting educational initiatives.
All SWAAC members in post-secondary institutions.
Evidence of leadership, through:
Rich and meaningful contributions at an institutional, community and/or system level
Demonstrating a commitment to the advancement of institutional vision, mission, values and major goals
Improving the educational experiences of post secondary students all age levels and backgrounds
Promoting and supporting equity, diversity and inclusion within institutions
Engaging the community of institutional stakeholders
Communicating a vision and commitment to new initiatives and continually contributing to innovation
Demonstrating exemplary support for administration and/or teaching and research endeavours, and held in high regard by colleagues, staff, students and faculty
Fostering positive and lasting impact on the department/division/institution, colleagues, faculty, students and alumni
Consistently and demonstrably coaching and mentoring the next generation of Canadian educators by providing them with the opportunity, inspiration, and/or best practice tools to pursue professional excellence
Enhancing the experience of peers by employing innovative techniques to motivate, mentor and inspire others to realize their potential
Providing students with academically challenging, exciting, well-taught programs
Each nomination must address the key areas that form the basis for nomination
The nomination should be accompanied by a one page summary and two letters of support from senior colleagues, one of which is written by a constituency that has benefited from the work of the nominee.
The deadline for submission of nominations: February 12, 2018.
The Selection Committee shall be the elected members of the Executive.