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Sean Kheraj

Sean Kheraj

Vice-Provost, Academic
Phone416-979-5000 ext. 552356

The vice-provost, academic chairs the senate academic standards committee, the learning and teaching committee and oversees units responsible for Academic Integrity, Experiential Learning, Curriculum Quality, Social Innovation as well as the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

About Sean Kheraj

Sean is an accomplished academic leader who joined TMU in January 2023 from York University where he served as the vice-dean and associate dean, Programs of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. He is also an associate professor of Canadian and environmental history in the Department of History at TMU.

As vice-dean at York, Sean oversaw curriculum development and quality assurance, as well as experiential learning, enrolment management, and undergraduate recruitment in the largest arts and professional studies faculty in Canada. 

An award-winning author and researcher, Sean’s work examines histories of parks, animals, cities, and energy in modern Canada. His book, Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History, earned the CLIO Prize for best book in B.C. history from the Canadian Historical Association and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. He has also been published in Environmental HistoryCanadian Historical Review, and Urban History Review.

As director of the Network in Canadian History and Environment, Sean also hosts and produces Nature's Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast

He holds a PhD and master of arts in history from York and a bachelor of arts (Hons) in history from the University of British Columbia. 

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Sean Kheraj
Vice-Provost, Academic
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About the Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic (OVPA)

The OVPA provides collegial pathways to academic excellence by working as an active collaborator and an integrated resource for the TMU community.

The OVPA is a pan-university service dedicated to:

  • academic integrity;
  • experiential learning as pedagogy;
  • pedagogical enhancements and creativity in learning and teaching that enrich diverse student learning experiences;
  • the “social” and social justice in the innovation ecosystem;
  • continuous improvement of academic programs; and
  • advocacy for the academic enterprise at the university.

Areas of responsibility

Academic Integrity Office

The Academic Integrity Office exists to ensure that  (PDF file) Policy 60: Academic Integrity is carried out in a fair and transparent way and provides educational resources to the community.

Centre for Learning & Teaching

The Centre for Learning & Teaching fosters a community dedicated to big thinking about curriculum, pedagogy and creative ways to develop inclusive teaching practices that enrich the student learning experience.

Curriculum Quality

Curriculum Quality Assurance is responsible for the implementation and administration of the university's Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) as described in  (PDF file) Senate Policy 110 and the Quality Assurance Framework (external link) .

Teaching Development

The primary support for Toronto Metropolitan University's teaching community, teaching development fosters a culture of excellence and innovation in teaching.

Digital Learning

Digital Learning emerged from priorities identified in the university's academic plan to create active learning opportunities for students and instructors, and improve equitable access to high-quality learning experiences.

Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning focuses on promoting, enhancing and increasing experiential learning opportunities to students across campus while working with administration, faculty and partners to further integrate experiential learning into the curriculum. 

Live Actor Simulation

The LAS builds and delivers live, performance-based simulations which target specific learning objectives, enhance professional development initiatives and support a variety of performance assessment models.

Five students from diverse backgrounds smile and lean against large letters O,S, I that are lit up.

Office of Social Innovation

The Office of Social Innovation (OSI) was created in response to the growth of social innovation initiatives for students and the need for consolidating the university’s ecosystem to support the advancement of social innovation. OSI's vision is to model socially innovative approaches that support communities both locally and globally.