Anthony (Tony) Vannelli is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and is an accomplished academic administrator, researcher, and university teacher who holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Concordia University. His area of scholarship is quite interdisciplinary using advanced mathematical optimization to solve large circuit layout problems.
Tony joins Laurier from his most recent post as Provost and Vice-President: Academic at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to that, he served for ten years as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph.
Tony has a distinguished record of teaching and research at the University of Waterloo, including as Associate Dean of Research and External Partnerships, Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and as an NSERC University Research Fellow.
As Provost and Vice-President: Academic at Laurier, Anthony will be responsible for advancing academic excellence and developing future-ready students as an integral member of the university’s executive leadership team.
The Provost and Vice-president: Academic is the chief academic officer of the university and provides strategic direction and leadership for academic programs and shared services, academic planning, budget planning and resource allocation, and academic labour relations.
The Provost and Vice-president: Academic is responsible for advancing academic excellence and ensuring the quality of Laurier’s academic programs, which differentiate Laurier and exemplify Laurier’s strengths in experiential learning, pedagogical innovation and community engagement.
The portfolio is broad in scope and includes nine faculties, the university library, the Office of the Vice-President: Academic (academic strategy, academic quality assurance and budgeting) and several administrative functions which provide key academic support services.
Inclusive Excellence Hiring Initiative
Laurier is taking a step toward Indigenization and reconciliation and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) by hiring six new Indigenous faculty members and six new Black faculty members. The initiative is part of Laurier’s broader Faculty Rejuvenation efforts to advance strategic academic and research goals, enhance academic excellence and student experience, and strengthen collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives.
Laurier is taking a step toward Indigenization and reconciliation and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) by hiring six new Indigenous faculty members and six new Black faculty members.
The initiative is part of Laurier’s broader Faculty Rejuvenation efforts to advance strategic academic and research goals, enhance academic excellence and student experience, and strengthen collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives.
Director: Strategic Academic Initiatives
Manager, Academic Program Development and Review
Associate Director: Academic Resource Management and Planning
Manager, Executive Support and Special Projects
Manager, Integrated Academic Financial Services
Barrington Walker, PhD
Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vice-Provost: Teaching and Learning
Dean, Faculty of Science
Cynthia Johnston Turner
Dean, Faculty of Music
Micheál J. Kelly
Dean, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
Dean, Faculty of Education
Acting Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts
AVP and Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Dean, Faculty of Human and Social Science
Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Work
Associate Dean, School of International Policy and Governance
Laurier has a tradition of inviting noteworthy Canadian writers for an intensive one-week visiting writer residency. Esi Edugyan has been selected as this year's visiting writer.
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