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. Paulette SteevesAssociate Professor, Sociology
Canada Research Chair in Healing and Reconciliation
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 YatesInterim President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Catherine CarstairsProfessor, History, College of Arts
Lakehead UniversityDr. Moira McPhersonPresident & Vice-ChancellorDr. Douglas IvisonAssociate Professor, English
Laurentian UniversityDr. Robert HachéPresident and Vice-ChancellorDr. Abdelwahab OmriProfessor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
McMaster UniversityDr. David FarrarPresident and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Maureen MacDonaldDean of Science
Office of the Dean of Science, Faculty of Science
Nipissing UniversityDr. Kevin WamsleyPresident and Vice-ChancellorDr. Darren CampbellAssociate Professor, Department of Psychology
OCAD UniversityDr. Ana SerranoPresident and Vice-Chancellor

Simon GlassAssociate Professor, Faculty of Art
Ontario Tech UniversityDr. Steven MurphyPresident and Vice-ChancellorAlyson KingAssociate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
University of OttawaMr. Jacques FrémontPresident and Vice-ChancellorDr. Sylvie FrigonVice-Dean of Graduate Studies,
Faculty of Social Science
Queen's UniversityDr. Patrick DeanePrincipal and Vice-ChancellorDuncan HunterAssociate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine
Ryerson UniversityDr. Mohamed LachemiPresident and Vice-Chancellor

Chair of Council

Dr. Andrew McWilliamsAssociate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biology
University of TorontoDr. Meric GertlerPresidentCatherine AmaraAssociate Professor, Teaching Stream
Director, Undergraduate Studies,
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

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. Johanna WandelAssociate Professor, Geography
Associate Dean, Faculty of Environment
Western UniversityDr. Alan ShepardPresident and Vice-Chancellor

Vice-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
Professor Brenda Spotton VisanoProfessor, Department of Economics and School of Public Policy and Administration
Council of Ontario UniversitiesMr. Steve OrsiniPresident and CEO
Associate Member
InstitutionExecutive headAcademic colleague
Royal Military College of CanadaDr. Harry KowalPrincipalDr. Allister MacIntyreProfessor, Military Psychology and Leadership