New Administrative Positions for Cheryl Misak and Michael Rosenthal

Published: December 18, 2020

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Cheryl Misak has been appointed Interim Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy effective December 15, 2020. She has taken over the reins from Michael Sabia who recently announced his resignation as director to become the Deputy Minister of Finance for the Government of Canada. Professor Misak, who most recently won accolades for the publication of her biography of the philosopher, mathematician, and economist Frank Ramsey (Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers), brings a wealth of administrative expertise to her new role. She has served as Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Acting Director of the Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (IHPST), Dean of UTM, Acting Vice-President and Principal of UTM, as well as Deputy Provost, Interim Provost, and Vice-President and Provost of the University.

Michael Rosenthal, who joined the Department of Philosophy in 2019 as professor and Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, will serve as Acting Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies for the 2021 calendar year, before Anne Shternshis actively takes on the role on January 1, 2022 (with her appointment starting July 1, 2021). Professor Rosenthal came to U of T following a long and accomplished career as a scholar, teacher, and administrator at the University of Washington.

Heartfelt congratulations to both on their new roles!