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Professor Michael Ratcliffe has been appointed as Interim Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Trinity College effective October 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014.  

Professor Ratcliffe is Professor of Immunology at the University of Toronto, and was appointed to the position of Dean of Arts & Vice-Provost at Trinity College as of July 1, 2012, he has a long history with Trinity as a Fellow and academic faculty.   As Dean of Arts, he is responsible for the College’s academic program in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto.   Professor Ratcliffe teaches primarily in the Department of Immunology, coordinating the core third year Introductory Immunobiology course and his principal research interests focus on the regulation of lymphocyte development.

In his previous position as Chair of the Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Professor Ratcliffe was instrumental in the expansion of the Immunology graduate and undergraduate programs and the development of partnerships with the affiliated Toronto Hospital Research Institutes.

He received his B.Sc. from the University of Glasgow and his Ph.D. from the University of London. He has been President of the Canadian Society for Immunology and the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies.