Fonds F 394 - Dennis Mock fonds

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Dennis Mock fonds

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F 394

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  • 1976-2000 (Creation)
    Mock, Dennis

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1.5 cm of textual records

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In 1971 Dennis Mock joined Ryerson faculty in Social Sciences Department as a geography professor. He was part of a group who created the first Applied Geography program in Canada, offered for first time in 1975 at Ryerson. Between 1979 and 1987 he was the chair of the Geography Department. In 1987 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the Canadian Association of Geographers for the work he did on a committee that restructured the Ontario high school geography curriculum. In 1988 he was a visiting professor of geography for six weeks in Australia. On May 1, 1989 he was appointed Ryerson's Registrar. Up to this point Dennis Mock had participated in many committees and activities including Chair of the Academic space Planning Committee; Represented Ryerson on the Council of Ontario Universities OSIS liaison committee; Chair of Academic Term Committee of Academic Council; Chair of the GPA Committee; Member of Academic Council (now the Senate); Arbitrator to resolve faculty appeals (at least 3 occasions); Appeals Committee of the Ryerson Faculty Association; and Chair of the Arts Re-organization Committee. In 1989 he was appointed the Vice President Academic, a post he held for 11 years. Between August 1990 - Jan 1991 he was Acting President. In 2000 Dennis Mock retired from Ryerson and the University established the Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards in honour of his years of service to the University.

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Dennis R. Mock began teaching courses in Geography as a professor in the Social Sciences Department at Ryerson in 1971. By 1974, Mock was a permanent Ryerson Faculty member. From 1979 to 1987, he acted at the Chair of the Department of Geography and helped establish the School of Applied Geography -- the first applied geography program in Canada. In 1987, Mock was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the Canadian Association of Geographers for his role in helping restructure the Ontario high school geography curriculum. In 1988, Mock was appointed Registrar.

Mock served on numerous Ryerson executive committees over the course of his career. He was appointed VP Academic in 1989, a post he held until 2000. From August 1990 to January 1991, Mock fulfilled the role of Acting President while then-President was on sick leave. In 1999, Ryerson University established the Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards, granted to students in recognition of "extra-curricular contributions to the life of the Univeristy" (eForum, April 14, 2000). Mock retired from Ryerson in 2000. From 2003 to 2009, Mock served as the fourth President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University after a one-year term as Interim President.

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