Joseph Wong appointed U of T’s vice-president, international

April 7, 2021

Congratulations to political scientist Joseph Wong who has been appointed vice-president, international for a five-year term. The appointment, which takes effect April 7, 2021 through June 30, 2026, was approved by the university’s Governing Council Tuesday and follows a comprehensive international search.

Also the Roz and Ralph Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Wong was appointed U of T’s interim vice-president, international during the pandemic’s first wave last summer.

“Professor Wong took on the role in an interim capacity at an extremely challenging time for international students, researchers and partnerships,” said U of T President Meric Gertler, who chaired the search committee. “Over the past nine months, he has done a phenomenal job of supporting international students here and around the world, fostering a global outlook in the U of T community and enhancing the university’s reputation both at home and abroad. “I am delighted Professor Wong will continue to lead this vital portfolio.”

For more on Professor Wong and his latest appointment, visit U of T News.

(Feature photo by Johnny Guatto)