Members of Council 2021-22

The Council is made up of two representatives from each member and associate member institution: the executive head (president or principal) and an academic colleague appointed by each institution’s senior academic governing body.

InstitutionExecutive headAcademic colleague
Algoma UniversityAsima VezinaPresident and Vice-ChancellorDr. Linda BurnettAssociate Professor and Assistant Academic Dean, Teaching & Learning
Brock UniversityLynn WellsInterim President and Vice-ChancellorJingyu (Jennifer) LiProfessor, Accounting, Goodman School of Business
Carleton UniversityDr. Benoit-Antoine BaconPresident and Vice-ChancellorKim HellemansInstructor III, Department Chair, Department of Neuroscience
University of GuelphDr. Charlotte YatesPresident and Vice-Chancellor

Andrew PapadopoulosAssociate Professor
Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College
Lakehead UniversityDr. Moira McPhersonPresident and Vice-ChancellorDr. Douglas IvisonAssociate Professor, English
Laurentian UniversityDr. Tammy EgerInterim President and Vice-ChancellorDr. Abdelwahab OmriProfessor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
McMaster UniversityDr. David FarrarPresident and Vice-Chancellor

Jeremiah Hurley Professor of Economics and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Nipissing UniversityDr. Kevin WamsleyPresident and Vice-ChancellorDr. Lanyan ChenProfessor, Social Welfare and Social Development
OCAD UniversityDr. Ana SerranoPresident and Vice-Chancellor

Jana MacalikActing Dean, Faculty of Art (Associate Professor)
Ontario Tech UniversityDr. Steven MurphyPresident and Vice-ChancellorAlyson KingAssociate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
University of OttawaMr. Jacques FrémontPresident and Vice-ChancellorLiliane DionneFull Professor
Faculty of Education
Queen's UniversityDr. Patrick DeanePrincipal and Vice-ChancellorDuncan HunterAssociate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine
University of TorontoDr. Meric GertlerPresidentCatherine AmaraAssociate Professor, Teaching Stream
Director, Undergraduate Studies,
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Toronto Metropolitan UniversityDr. Mohamed LachemiPresident and Vice-Chancellor

Jennifer McArthurAssociate Professor
Department of Architectural Science
Trent UniversityDr. Leo GroarkePresident and Vice-ChancellorDr. Karleen Pendleton JiménezDirector, Master of Education
Professor, School of Education &
Department of Gender & Social Justice
University of WaterlooDr. Vivek GoelPresident and Vice-ChancellorDr. Scott KlineDepartment Chair and Associate Professor,
Religious Studies

Western UniversityDr. Alan ShepardPresident and Vice-Chancellor

Chair of Council
Professor Pauline BarmbyAssociate Chair, Undergraduate Programs
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityDr. Deborah MacLatchyPresident and Vice-ChancellorScott EnsignAssociate Professor,
Lazaridis School of Business and Economics


University of WindsorDr. Robert Gordon President and Vice-ChancellorProfessor Phil DuttonAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Associate Dean of Science, Undergraduate Affairs
York UniversityDr. Rhonda LentonPresident and Vice-Chancellor
William A. van WijngaardenProfessor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science
Council of Ontario UniversitiesMr. Steve OrsiniPresident and CEO
Associate Member
InstitutionExecutive headAcademic colleague
Royal Military College of CanadaDr. Cecile Malardier-JugrootInterim PrincipalDr. Jennifer ShoreAssociate Dean of Science
Physics and Space Science