Anthony (Tony) Vannelli is the Provost and VP Academic at the University of Saskatchewan.

About the Role

Primary accountabilities include:

Leadership

Provides leadership to USask's College and Schools and  works in collaboration with our deans and executive directors to deliver on USask's academic strategy.

Reporting

Reports to Council.

Academic Planning and Budgeting

Responsible for developing an academic agenda that is connected to the financial decisions of the university and best supports the student experience in all colleges and schools.

Biography

Anthony (Tony) Vannelli, Ph.D., FCAE, P.Eng., M.Sc., B.Sc. is currently the provost and vice-president academic at the University of Saskatchewan. Tony is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering. 

He has held academic administrative appointments including dean of the College of Physical Science at the University of Guelph (2007-2016), associate dean, research and external partnerships at the University of Waterloo (2004-2006) and chair of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Waterloo (1998-2004). Working with the university community and leadership, he focuses on strengthening and enhancing academic programs to maintain a strong student and faculty experience. In 2016, this lifetime work led to his appointment as a Fellow of the Academy of Canadian Engineering (FCAE). His active research program focuses on interdisciplinary areas that use mathematical optimization with applications to large-scale manufacturing and circuit layout problems in electronics.

Academic Administrators

Academic Administrators List

The Provost provides leadership to USask's College and Schools and works in collaboration with our deans and executive directors to deliver on USask's academic strategy.

Dean's Council

Deans' council discusses a variety of academic and administrative issues and shares information on many topics affecting the institution.

Searches and Reviews

The recruitment and review is guided by Search and Review Procedures for Senior Administrators approved by the board of governors. 

Appointments and Resignations

Senior Administrator Appointment and Resignation Guidelines are available for those reporting up to the Provost and Vice-President Academic.

Portfolio and Structure

In addition to all deans and executive directors, the following offices also report to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic.

Vice-Provost Faculty Relations

The vice-provost, faculty relations provides leadership for faculty relations and support at the University of Saskatchewan.

To learn more, please visit the vice-provost faculty relations website.

Vice-Provost Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

The vice-provost provides inspirational and visionary leadership for academic innovation at the University of Saskatchewan. The Teaching, Learning and Student Experience (TLSE) portfolio has as its core purpose to lead, support and celebrate the student learning and development cycle.

To learn more, please visit the vice-provost teaching, learning and student experience website.

Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement

The vice-provost, Indigenous engagement provides inspirational, transformational, and visionary leadership for the Indigenous academic portfolio at the University of Saskatchewan.

To learn more, please visit the vice-provost Indigenous engagment website. 

Institutional Planning and Assessment

Institutional Planning and Assessment is a process involving the drawing together of university-wide and unit-specific planning efforts, which permits strategic decision-making and provides a synoptic view of resources and commitments. Institutional Planning and Assessment acts as a focal point for institutional initiatives and resource allocation.

To learn more, please visit the Institutional Planning and Assessment website.

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Contact

Contact Provost and Vice-President Academic Tony Vannelli:

For meeting, speaking or general scheduling requests, and general information or questions please contact Danielle Pastushok.

Office team

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