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Associate Vice-President Academic (AVPA)

Byron Sheldrick

The Associate Vice-President Academic (AVPA) is responsible for the content and administration of all undergraduate programs. This includes the launching of new programs, as well as overseeing existing programs.

The office works closely with the Board of Undergraduate Studies and its sub-committees on issues relating to the undergraduate curriculum.

Other areas of responsibility include the internationalization of the curriculum including semesters abroad and exchanges, curriculum innovation, enhancement of educational support to faculty, staff and students, Open Learning (including Distance Education), and academic advising and counselling.

In addition, the Office of the AVPA liaises with other academic institutions, the Council of Ontario Universities, and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) on issues relating to undergraduate programs.

The AVPA serves as Provost and Vice-President Academic in the absence of the Provost.