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Patrizia  Albanese, Interim Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs

Patrizia Albanese

Interim Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs

The Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs (VPFA) is the administrator of the university's collective agreement with its faculty, and provides leadership in employee relationships with the Faculty Association and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

About Patrizia Albanese

Patrizia Albanese is the interim vice-provost, faculty affairs effective October 17, 2022.

Patrizia is a dedicated leader who has been with the university since 2003. She is the current associate dean, research and graduate studies in the Faculty of Arts, where she provides effective academic and administrative leadership to faculty in support of their research, scholarly and creative activities.

Throughout her tenure, Patrizia has held many leadership roles at TMU, including chair of the Research Ethics Board, interim chair of criminology, interim graduate director of PhD policy studies and interim director of arts and contemporary studies. As the interim vice-provost, faculty affairs she will play a key role in advancing the recruitment, retention, evaluation and professional development of faculty and will provide leadership in all areas of employee relations with the faculty association and union.

She is the recipient of the 2018 CSA Outstanding Contribution Award, the 2019 CSA Outstanding Service Award and the 2018 Faculty of Arts Dean’s Service Award. She is doing research and publishing in the area of policies affecting women, children, youth and families, including past SSHRC-funded research on youth in Canadian Forces families, on child care policies, on child poverty, and on how care is conceptualized in Canadian family policies. She is currently working on a WAGE-funded project, supporting the development of the City of Toronto's Gender Equity Strategy, with a focus on women's post-pandemic economic recovery.

As the interim vice-provost, faculty affairs, Patrizia will support and guide academic employees in their relationship with students and the university community and work to further the university’s academic mission.

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About the Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs

The VPFA sets the strategic direction for faculty and instructor appointments, compensation, promotion, and retention.

The VPFA initiates and oversees programs and activities that foster academic professional development.