Dr. Smith brings a breadth of administrative experience to the Provost’s Office. During his time serving as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Curriculum, Space, Internationalization), Dr. Smith also fulfilled the duties of the academic administrative role of Acting Department Head of Economics. A key member of the University’s COVID-19 Recovery Steering Committee since its inception and chair of the Senate Committee on Curriculum and Course Changes, Dr. Smith continues to advance the goals and priorities of both the Faculty and the University as a whole.
Throughout his career he has demonstrated his commitment to collaboration, equity and high-quality programs. A recipient of the Faculty of Arts’ Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010, Dr. Smith holds a doctorate and master's degree in history from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of British Columbia.