Government Relations Officers


The Government Relations Officers Community of Practice 2022-23

The Government Relations Officers Community of Practice convenes Government Relations Officers from universities to provide a forum for discussion and sharing of issues of common interest, serve as a consultative body on provincial advocacy and advise COU on discussions with public officials with respect to sector-wide government advocacy.

Key Contact

Yvonne Robertson

Senior Public Affairs Officer

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Craig FowlerVice-President, Growth, Innovation & External RelationsAlgoma University
Meaghan RusnellAssociate Vice-President, Government Relations and Strategic PartnershipsBrock University
Alastair MullinDirector, Government RelationsCarleton University
Mellissa McDonaldDirector, Government RelationsUniversity of Guelph
Toby GoodfellowChief of Staff, Office of the PresidentLakehead University
Alexandra LawsonExecutive Advisor, Public AffairsMcMaster University
Cristin ChristopherDirector, External RelationsNipissing University
Miriam KramerExecutive Director, Government & Community RelationsOCAD University
Lindsay CoolidgeDirector, External Relations and PartnershipsOntario Tech University
Kathryn MooreDirector of Government RelationsUniversity of Ottawa
Matthew HolmesExecutive Director, Government & Corporate RelationsQueen's University
Ngina KibathiExecutive Director, Office of the PresidentTrent University
Forrest ParleeExecutive Director, Government Relations & Public AffairsUniversity of Toronto
Matt BakerDirector, Government Relations & Strategic PartnershipsToronto Metropolitan University
Graeme StewartAssociate Vice-President, Government RelationsUniversity of Waterloo
Peter WhiteExecutive Director, Government Relations and Strategic PartnershipsWestern University
Madison CoxDirector, Government and Community Relations and Chief of Staff to the President and Vice-ChancellorWilfrid Laurier University
Vincent GeorgieActing Associate Vice-President ExternalUniversity of Windsor
Ijade Maxwell RodriguesChief of Government and Community Relations & ProtocolYork University