The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (the University) stands as one of Canada’s smart, young and focused leaders in career-ready education andcollaborative research. Infused with academic excellence and the enthusiasm of youth, the University strengthens its reputation on the world stage through a commitment to science, technology, engineering, math, and social science while nurturing cultural and community engagement, and creating and graduating
an inspired generation of citizen leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. To boldly deliver on the ambition to become Canada’s best technological university, theUniversity invites applications/nominations from entrepreneurs, outstanding business and community leaders, and up-and-coming executive leaders for multiple 2018 Board Governor appointments to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Board of Governors.
Through the University’s partnerships with industry, business, institutions, government and community organizations, students prepare themselves for theworkplace by engaging in today’s education, preparing them for life. Integrating the sciences and technology with the arts and social science inspires students to think deeply and creatively, and challenges them to strengthen social, scientific and economic innovation with equity, diversity and inclusivity to create a better Canada. Progressive experiential learning opportunities push students’ boundaries of innovation and discovery, andfoster an entrepreneurial “can-do” spirit with a social conscience, a cornerstone of the University experience. With Dr. Steven Murphy, the new President and Vice-Chancellor recently installed, there is excitement, energy and growth opportunity to harness and unleash in Durham Region and Northumberland County, the GTA, Canada and globally. Dr. Murphy leads with vision and sees scaling corporate partnerships in lockstep with the development of entrepreneurship, and solving complex social problems with industry, the public and the not-for-profit sectors.
If you are a business or community leader who is passionate about creating tomorrow’s citizen leaders today and are prepared to play a critical role in the University’s future, we want to hear from you. Board Governors are expected to be enthusiastic ambassadors for the University and our mission, building our reputation with all stakeholders, students, partners, funders and donors at home and abroad. The ideal Board Governor will be a bold and strategic thinker who
will live and breathe the University’s values, which include integrity and respect, honesty and accountability, dedication to quality and intellectual rigor, goodgovernance and the pursuit of innovation. They will have a personal connection to and/or a commitment to the University’s success, its mission, vision and values, and the students, faculty, staff and citizens the University serves. This is an outstanding opportunity for courageous, innovative and entrepreneurial board leaders motivated and personally committed to making a significant difference. Join us to build the University’s reputation for market-relevant programs, its dynamic learning environment, real-world research and industry collaborations that produce confident and adaptable citizen leaders with innovative ideas that contribute to powerful social and technological change, globally.
To explore this dynamic Board Governor opportunity, please contact Lisa Heidman LL.B, ICD.D at
A detailed copy of the Board Governor Profile will be provided to all interested candidates. We look forward to exploring your candidacy.