Randy Boyagoda appointed U of T’s provostial adviser on civil discourse

January 19, 2024 by The Department of English

Featured in U of T News and the The Bulletin Brief:

"Professor Randy Boyagoda has been appointed the University of Toronto’s first provostial adviser on civil discourse.
A faculty member in the department of English in the Faculty of Arts & Science and a noted novelist, essayist, book critic and scholar, Boyagoda will serve an 18-month term effective Jan. 1, 2024.
He will establish a working group that will lead community consultations and develop a plan for tri-campus events, resources and other initiatives for students, faculty and librarians to engage in and promote productive and respectful dialogue on all kinds of topics. The group will also learn from other institutions around the world that are pursuing their own efforts with respect to civil discourse."

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