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Source: University of Toronto

Trinity appoints Professor Orchard as next provost

October 26, 2006

The University of Toronto congratulates The University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto on its appointment of Professor Andy Orchard as Trinity’s next provost. Professor Orchard will assume the position on July 1, 2007, after the current provost, Professor Margaret MacMillan completes her term.

Professor Orchard is currently Director of the Centre for Mediaeval Studies in the University of Toronto, and a faculty member in the Department of English, with a speciality in Old English, Old Norse, Medieval Latin and Medieval Celtic.

"Professor Orchard is an outstanding scholar and fine academic leader. On his watch, the Centre for Medieval Studies has strengthened its global position as one of the top units in the field", said U of T President David Naylor. "We are going to miss Margaret MacMillan, but I am confident that with Andy Orchard as provost, the partnership between Trinity and U of T will remain strong, and Trinity undergraduates will continue to enjoy an excellent experience."

Upon leaving Trinity, Professor MacMillan will assume the post of warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.

The University of Trinity College is one of three federated Universities on the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto. The College has approximately 1,700 undergraduate students who are enrolled in the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science, and 100 divinity students.



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