Dr. Anver Saloojee began his term as interim vice-president, equity and community inclusion on March 1, 2022 following the announcement that Dr. Denise O’Neil Green was concluding her tenure.
A passionate advocate and academic, Dr. Saloojee has dedicated his career to research on human rights and equity-related issues. In his role, Dr. Saloojee serves as executive co-chair of the Presidential Implementation Committee to Confront Anti-Black Racism; co-chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Working Group; and chair of the Access Toronto Met Steering Committee.
Dr. Anver Saloojee served as assistant vice-president, international from 2016 to 2020, providing university-wide strategic direction to Toronto Met's international activities and guiding Toronto Met's evolution into a global urban university. Dr. Saloojee also led the development of the university’s first law school, serving as the Dean of Record. Now named the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Dr. Saloojee welcomed the first cohort of students in the fall of 2020.
A member of the Toronto Met community for almost 30 years as sessional instructor, lecturer and professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Dr. Saloojee has earned a number of awards including Professor of the Year in and the Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2018. In 2005, he took on the role as special advisor to the presidency of the Government of South Africa, returning to Toronto Met in 2008. In 2014, he was named special advisor to the university’s President and Provost.
Dr. Saloojee has an extensive record of service including a number of roles at the Canadian Association of University Teachers including vice-president as well as chair, equity committee. He has also served as president, Toronto Met Faculty Association; president, Laidlaw Foundation; and president, Community Planning Council of Toronto.
Marcelle Mullings serves as the interim executive director of the OVPECI since July 11, 2022. She has worked for over 20 years in post-secondary education, focusing on student and academic support services. Marcelle has been a champion for students, ensuring access to superior support and services that create a dynamic, inclusive learning environment for our diverse community. She has provided leadership and guidance in housing and residence life, sexual violence support and education, student conduct administration and policy development. She has also served as a leader in university governance and the national student affairs community.