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Director La Cite


Update 2

07 May 2021

The review has concluded and Dr. Aito has been appointed for a second term July 2022-June 2027.


Update 1

26 February 2021

Director Emmanuel Aito’s current term as Director La Cité ends on 30 June 2022.

Per University policy on out-of-scope academic administrative appointments (available at, Director Aito and I have had a conversation about the possibility of a second term as Director. He has agreed to consider this possibility, and I have initiated the consultative process in the penultimate year of his first term, as specified by the policy.

A Reappointment Committee is now in place. Its membership includes


Nilgün Önder

Associate Vice-President (Academic)

La Cité academic staff

Michael Akinpelu

Assistant professor

La Cité academic staff

Michael Poplyansky

Assistant Professor

La Cité academic staff

Sylvain Rheault

Associate Professor

La Cité APT member

Alpha Barry

Project Coordinator CNFS

(Consortium national de formation en santé)

La Cité CUPE member

Marie-France Girardin

Administrative Assistant

Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise

Denis Simard

President, ACF

Undergraduate student member

Kevin Piel

Graduate student member

Rebecca Alao


Approximate timelines for review

  • Weeks of 25 January / 01 February:
    Review announced; call for elections/nominations to the Reappointment Committee made
  • Week of 22 February:
    Director Aito's summary of accomplishments and vision documents made available on Review webpage; composition of Reappointment Committee announced; call for input made to faculty, staff, students, stakeholders
  • Friday 12 March:
    Deadline for receipt of written input from faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders; all written input anonymized and collated by the AVPA’s Office for review by full Committee
  • Week of 22 March:
    Reappointment Committee meets to discuss input and provide recommendation
  • Week of 29 March:
    Recommendation made to President
  • Week of 05 April:
    Announcement of outcome

Together with Director Aito’s statement of accomplishments and his vision (English) / réalisations et sa vision (French) for a further term, details of the review process are available on the review webpage at

On behalf of the Reappointment Committee, I now invite your input to the review process, which will be held in strict confidence by the Committee. Please send it to no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, 12 March 2021.


Nilgün Önder, PhD
Associate Vice-President (Academic)