Ignatieff assumes teaching position at uToronto

May 6, 2011

In his resignation speech following the federal election, outgoing Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff expressed interest in returning to teaching. On Thursday, he was appointed as a senior resident at the University of Toronto's Massey College, effective July 1. Ignatieff will start teaching in September for the 2011-12 academic year -- in the law faculty, the political science department, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the School of Public Policy and Governance -- and will be on his own in negotiating future academic contracts. Massey College's master says the appointment will provide a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" for students to learn from Ignatieff's experience and expertise. He has previously taught at Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. Globe and Mail | National Post | Toronto Star