The University of Toronto's new president is Meric Gertler, a world-renowned expert on urban issues and dean of the school's faculty of arts and sciences.
Gertler's five-year appointment was officially announced on Monday, making him the 16th president of the university.
He will succeed David Naylor, who has served as university president since 2005.
Gertler has been dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science since 2008, the university said in a release. He joined the faculty in 1983, after receiving his doctorate from Harvard University.