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Rotman School Dean Tiff Macklem Reappointed for Second Term.

November 15, 2018

Toronto – The University of Toronto has announced that Tiff Macklem, Dean of the University’s Rotman School of Management, has been appointed for a second five-year term, which will begin on July 1, 2019. 
“As a leader and advocate in the field of management in business and public policy, Prof. Macklem’s dedication to Canada and to the School have been exemplary,” says Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost at the University of Toronto. “His vision and leadership have positioned Rotman for continued success in the years ahead.” 
Under Dean Macklem’s leadership, with the support of his senior management team, the Rotman School has focused on creating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can do their best work, fostering a global mindset, and building a stronger culture of entrepreneurship. New specialized graduate management programs in healthcare and life sciences, risk management, analytics and accounting have added new depth to the School, and a new partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management has extended the global reach of the Global Executive MBA program. Innovations have been launched in the Rotman Commerce program, including the introduction of specialized streams and the establishment of a new professional skills centre. New initiatives in the Rotman MBA program, such as the flexible internship and a revised curriculum allowing students to take electives during the first year of their studies, have strengthened the student experience. Increased experiential learning and self-development opportunities across Rotman’s programs have also enhanced the learning experience. In Executive Programs, new offerings in leadership, financial innovation, healthcare and AI are meeting growing market demand.  
The impact and reach of Rotman’s thought leadership have increased with the establishment of new research and education centres, including the Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman FinHub --Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics -- and the TD Management Data and Analytics Lab. The School’s Creative Destruction Lab, a seed stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies, has greatly scaled up its activities with the support of Dean Macklem, adding new technology streams including artificial intelligence, quantum computing and space, and has also expanded with locations at five other business schools. 
Since joining the Rotman School in 2014, Dean Macklem has been appointed the chair of the board of the Global Risk Institute; chair of Ontario's Panel on Economic Growth and Prosperity; a director of Scotiabank; and a member of the Asian Business Leaders Advisory Board. In April 2018, he was named by the Government of Canada as Chair of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance.
Prior to Rotman, he served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, sharing responsibility with the governor and four deputy governors for monetary policy and for the Bank’s role in promoting financial stability. He was also the Bank's chief operating officer and a member of its board of directors, overseeing strategic planning and coordinating the Bank’s operations. Macklem has also played a leading role in efforts to ensure stable financial systems worldwide.
Before his appointment at the Bank, he served as associate deputy minister of the federal Department of Finance and Canada’s finance deputy at the G7 and G20, the IMF, and the Financial Stability Board. He also served as chair of the Standing Committee on Standards Implementation of the Financial Stability Board. In that role, he worked to establish an international system of peer review to promote and assess the implementation of new financial standards across the 24 most financially important countries in the world. 
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