Deep Saini appointed President and VC of University of Canberra

Deep Saini









Prof. Deep Saini, Vice-President of the University of Toronto, Canada and Principal the university’s campus in suburban  Mississauga,     has been appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Australia.

He takes up his new job on  September 1.

Saini is a highly acclaimed plant physiologist who did his Ph.D. from the  University  of  Adelaide.   He said about this appointment: “I will be returning to the country where we essentially began our lives when I started my Ph.D at the  University  of  Adelaide  38 years ago ”“ almost to the day.”

“We (his wife Rani is included when he says we) are viewing this as a five-year ”˜foreign assignment’, even though  Australia  is anything but foreign to us,” Saini told The Indian Diaspora.

According to Prof. Tom Calme, Chancellor and chair of the  University  of  Canberra’s Council, they are delighted the internationally experienced university leader and academic has agreed to become theUniversity  of  Canberra’s fifth Vice-Chancellor.

“Professor Saini’s outstanding academic pedigree and vast international experience will be key to delivering on our vision to be recognized as one of  Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions world-ranked, with regional, national and international reach,” Calme said in a statement.

Under Prof. Saini’s leadership, “it will be an exciting period for the  University  of  Canberra  and I look forward to working with Prof. Saini towards this new phase.”



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