Faculty of Law's Mayo Moran appointed Trinity College provost
Mayo Moran, current dean and James Marshall Tory Professor of Law at the University of Toronto (U of T), will be the 15th provost of Trinity College, effective July 1, 2014.
Founded in 1851, Trinity entered into federation with the University of Toronto in 1904. Today, its entrance requirements are among the highest in Canada and it is home to approximately 1,850 Arts and Science undergraduate students (roughly 25 per cent of them from 60 countries around the world) and 140 Divinity graduate students. Alumni include filmmaker Atom Egoyan and writer Malcolm Gladwell.
Moran, who joined the Faculty of Law in 1995, became dean in 2006. She has led the redesign of many aspects of the Law program, from recruitment and admissions to curriculum and wellness programs, all with the goal of enhancing the student experience. In the process, U of T Law has gained international recognition as one of the world’s five best law schools (BrainTrack).
"The impact of Mayo’s leadership at the Faculty of Law has been tremendous and I know she will bring her considerable talents and passion to Trinity College," said U of T president Meric Gertler. "On a personal note, Mayo is part of the University family and I am very pleased we will be able to continue to work together to build this great university.”
New programs and centres created under Moran’s leadership include: the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights (the only Canadian Centre that brings constitutional law research, policy, advocacy and teaching together under one roof); the Centre for the Legal Profession; the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program and a new professional Masters program, the Global Professional Masters in Law.
Moran has also led a successful $53-million campaign which included the design and construction of a new building (the Jackman Law Building) for the Faculty of Law, which broke ground in 2013. She teaches private and public law, supervises graduate students, and publishes extensively. A frequent guest lecturer and an active member of a number of committees both inside and outside U of T, Moran chairs the Independent Assessment Process Oversight Committee that assists in the implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Agreement. In 2013, she was appointed to lead a review of Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.