University of Toronto

Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

About the Vice-Provost

Meet the Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life: Heather Boon

Heather BoonProfessor Heather Boon serves as the University’s Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life.  Her primary area of responsibility in this role is academic personnel issues, including policy development. The Office of Faculty and Academic Life has responsibility for the development and oversight of a wide variety of policies and programs to support the institutional goal of appointing, promoting, and retaining the best educated, most intellectually creative faculty it can identify. The Provost has designated authority over all Academic Integrity matters to Vice-Provost Boon.

Former Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, Professor Boon is a licensed pharmacist and holds cross-appointments with the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the safety and efficacy of natural health products and related regulatory and policy issues. Her research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the SickKids Foundation, and the National Centres of Excellence program, among others. Professor Boon has published more than 160 peer-reviewed articles, as well as numerous book chapters, policy reports, and textbooks. Professor Boon received her BScPhm and her PhD from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto.