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Dr. Don Tapscott '66

Recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology, Dr. Don Tapscott has been an advisor to business and government leaders and has introduced ground-breaking concepts that are part of our understanding of a rapidly changing world.  A graduate of Psychology and Statistics at Trent University and a recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2006, he was ranked the 4th most influential management thinker alive by Thinkers50 in 2014. In 2015 he was named to the Order of Canada.  Dr. Tapscott is CEO of Toronto-based think tank The Tapscott Group, and cofounder of The Blockchain Research Institute.  With publications in 9 languages and a TED talk garnering over a million views, his most recent book Blockchain Revolution is the first book to thoroughly explain why blockchain technology – an open, distributed, global platform – will fundamentally transform the way we move, store, and manage value online. Dr. Tapscott is the author and co-author of 15 widely-read books about information technology in business and society, including: Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything; Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet; and Growing Up Digital.  With a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Alberta, he is also an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and the inaugural fellow of the school’s Martin Prosperity Institute. He has given more than 1500 keynote speeches and presentations to many of the most important audiences in the world.  Dr. Don Tapscott was appointed for a second two-year term as Trent’s eleventh chancellor effective July 1, 2016.

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Stephen Kylie '72

Chair of the Board

Mr. Stephen Kylie, is a long-time Peterborough resident. After graduating from St. Peter’s Secondary School, he went on to study Math and Economics at Trent University before obtaining a law degree at the University of Ottawa. After being called to the bar in 1980, Mr. Kylie returned to Peterborough to practise with Howell Fleming and Fox & Potts before becoming a partner at Potts & Kylie. He currently works as a sole practitioner. His community contributions are numerous and involve such current roles as Chair of the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network, Chair of The Mount Community Centre, Past President of the Peterborough-Kawartha Federal Liberal Association, and, as a member of the Rotary Club of Peterborough, Co-Chair of the Rotary Victory Day Fireworks and Family Night. Previously, Mr. Kylie has served on the Board of Directors for Peterborough Utilities Group and is Past Chair and Director of St. Joseph’s Care Group, which operates St. Joseph at Fleming and Marycrest at Inglewood Seniors’ Residence. For his contributions, he has been recognized with two Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowships and is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, as well as the City of Peterborough Sports Personality of the Year, an Ontario Volunteer Service Award, and the City of Peterborough Civic Award. Other Awards Mr. Kylie has received include: the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Citizen of the year, United Way Peterborough + District 2016 Scholfield Award of Community Distinction and the City of Peterborough 2015 Community Betterment Award. Mr. Kylie was initially appointed to a two-year term in the alumni seat on the Board of Governors in 2013.  He was also designated a three-year term in an external seat, as of July 1, 2015. As of July 2017, Mr. Kylie has been appointed for a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Governors.

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Sue Graham Parker '73

Vice-Chair of the Board

Sue Graham Parker retired from Scotiabank on July 1, 2015 after a 36 year career.  Her final position with the Bank was Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, in which she was responsible for HR policies and practices for over 83,000 employees in more than 55 countries around the world. Prior to that, Mrs. Graham Parker held many diverse roles at Scotiabank, including Managing Director and Head, Scotia Private Client Group; Senior Vice President, Canadian Banking - Ontario Region; and Senior Vice President of Public, Corporate and Government Affairs where she oversaw all of Scotiabank’s Employee and Media Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Government Relations and the Strategy Process for the CEO.  Sue earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Trent University.  She also attended the Ivey School of Business Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario, the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program at the Michigan Ross School of Business and Advanced Strategy at the Columbia Graduate School of Business. Mrs. Graham Parker was a founding member of Scotiabank’s Advancement of Women Steering Committee which resulted in the Bank receiving the coveted Catalyst Award.  In 2012, Sue was proud to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her championship of women in business globally and her advocacy for education in Ontario. In recognition of 5 years of service to Trent University, Sue was presented with the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for her hard work and dedication to the university community.  She is a former Director on the Board of Wellspring, a community-based organization supporting individuals and families living with cancer. In addition, she sat on the judging panel for 10 years for the Premier’s Awards for Colleges, Ontario. Sue was also an inaugural member on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Financial Services Alliance and a participant in Toronto’s United Way Major Giving Cabinet. Along with her husband, Jim, she has been actively involved with the United Way and Plan Canada for over 30 years. Mrs. Graham Parker has been a Governor of Trent University since July 1, 2011 and is currently Vice-Chair of the Board for the 2017-18 term, Chair of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. 

 

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HCol. Ken Armstrong

HCol. Kenneth Armstrong is a retired secondary school teacher with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. He is the past Chair of the Peterborough Lakefield Police Services Board, former Chair of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, and former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa and is presently Honorary Colonel of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment of the Canadian Army. HCol. Armstrong is a former Peterborough “Citizen of the Year” and is a recipient of the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a Commander in the Military Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem. HCol. Armstrong’s appointment to the Trent Board of Governors was renewed for a second three-year term which began on July 1, 2015. He currently sits on the Advancement Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee as well.

 

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Connie Bonello

As a seasoned management consultant, Connie Bonello brings several years of global executive level experience. She is currently an Associate Partner at IBM and provides analytics and cognitive solutions and services to enable innovation, business insight and financial performance to financial service organizations. She has provided consulting services to financial service organizations across Europe, the Americas and Asia and is a sought after speaker on the topics of big data, analytics and cognitive solutions. Ms. Bonello is an active member of the community. In addition to being a Board of Governor of Trent University, she is an Advisory Board member of the Schulich School of Business Masters of Business Analytics Program and was the past Chair of the Bonham Centre Advisory Board at the University of Toronto.  She is the recipient of the 2015 University of Toronto Arbor Award and the 2013 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award. Ms. Bonello holds an Honours BA in Economics and a MBA. She is an avid road cyclist, horse rider and world traveler. Ms. Bonello's three-year term on the Trent University Board of Governors began on July 1, 2016 and currently she is the Chair of the Investment and Pension Board Committee 2017-18. 

 

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Brian Cowie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Cowie practices law part-time while maintaining full time employment with Fleming College as a Professor in the Police Foundations program. He holds a Honours B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Guelph and a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Toronto.  Prior to teaching, Mr. Cowie worked in law enforcement for more than 18 years, spanning the RCMP (stationed in Saskatchewan), York Regional Police (where he served in different investigative units and as legal advisor) and Georgina Island First Nation Police (Lake Simcoe, Ontario). He has also worked for The National Park Warden Service in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. Mr. Cowie was seconded from the York Regional Police in 2000 to complete his law articles with the Newmarket Crown Attorney’s Office. He was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2001. Mr. Cowie is a Status Aboriginal from the Hiawatha Ojibwe Mississauga’s of Rice Lake First Nation where he has acted as an elected councillor and Trust Board Member. He has also served as the First Nation Trustee on the Kawartha Pine Ridge and District School Board. He is very active and highly respected within the Peterborough community, and sits on the Peterborough Lakers Lacrosse Board of Directors. Mr. Cowie’s three-year term on the Trent University Board of Governors began July 1, 2017.

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Garry Cubitt '67

Having worked in municipal government throughout his career, Dr. Garry Cubitt is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Regional Municipality of Durham. He has extensive experience in organizational development, issues management, budget development, finance and investment for complex public sector organizations.  Dr. Cubitt has also previously held instructor positions at the University of Toronto, York University and Durham College.  Dr. Cubitt was on the founding Board of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and was the Chair of the Board when it welcomed its first students a little over 10 years ago.  He has served on many other community organizations including Durham College, Ontario Municipal Social Services Association, United Way Campaign Region of Durham.  Dr. Cubitt holds a B. Sc. (Hons) in Psychology from Trent University, an MSW from University of Toronto and an Honorary LL.D. from UOIT.  His wife, Vicki, and daughter Catherine are also Trent alumni.  He has been widely recognized by a number of organizations and was awarded the William G. Davis Award for his contributions to Ontario community colleges and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.  In 2017, Dr. Cubitt was presented with the prestigious Trent University Alumni of Distinction award. Dr. Cubitt has been reappointed for an additional three-year term on the Trent Board of Governors, which began July 1, 2017 and is the Chair of the Advancement and External Relations Committee 2017-18.

 

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Peter Dilworth '84

 

Mr. Peter Dilworth is a retired telecom executive with more than 30 years of experience working in finance and various corporate roles at Bell and Bell Aliant. In his last position, as VP – Finance and Chief Procurement Office at Bell Aliant, he was accountable for Procurement and Supply Chain, Regulatory Finance and Costing, Real Estate, Payroll, Environment and Corporate Sustainability. He has significant background in Engineering Economics, costing and leading business case analysis. Peter attended Crestwood Secondary School, graduated from Trent University in 1984 with an Honours B.Sc. in Economics and then went on to earn a M.A. from the University of Guelph.  While at Trent he played varsity volleyball. Peter has considerable board and governance experience, including serving on the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster board from 2004 to 2013.  He volunteers as a board member of the Bell Pensioners’ Group and is the vice-president of his cottage association. Mr. Dilworth's three-year term on the Trent University Board of Governors began on July 1, 2016. He is the current Chair of Trent’s Audit Committee and serves on the Finance and Property Committee.

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Dr. Christopher Dummitt '92

Dr. Christopher Dummitt is a historian of Canadian culture and politics and a frequent commentator on history and current affairs. An Associate Professor in Trent’s School for the Study of Canada, he also teaches in the Hiistory MA program. His most recent book, Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King’s Secret Life was published in May 2017 and has earned critical acclaim in newspapers across the country. He is the author and editor of two other books and is currently writing a new book on the history of political correctness.  Professor Dummitt is a Trent University alumnus having received a B.A. in History in 1996.  He went on to earn a M.A. in History at Dalhousie University in 1997 and a Ph.D. in History at Simon Fraser University in 2004.  Previously Dr. Dummitt was a lecturer at the University of London. In 2011 he was the Visiting Professor Canadian Studies at the Free University’s John F Kennedy Institute for North American Studies in Berlin. In 2016 he co-created the Canada 150 project Canadian Difference to help spur critical discussion of the nation at this important anniversary. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association and is past Chair of Trent’s Department of Canadian Studies (2014-2015).  Dr. Dummitt’s two-year term in a faculty seat on the Board of Governors began July 1, 2017.

 

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Lucie Edwards '73

 

Lucie Edwards is a doctoral candidate in Global Governance, specializing in science and environmental policy, at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo. She teaches International Relations and Public Policy at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier Universities. Mrs. Edwards moved to academe following a 34 year career in the Canadian Foreign Service. She served as Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya, South Africa and India, and as Ambassador to the UN Environment Program.  She served as Director General for Global Issues and Assistant Deputy Minister for Corporate Services in the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa.  In 1995, she received the Public Service Award of Excellence for her humanitarian work during the genocide in Rwanda. She also received a merit award for her human rights work combatting Apartheid at the Canadian Embassy in Pretoria, from 1986 to 1989. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence by the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2009. Mrs. Edwards has served as a consultant and adviser on rural development for a number of international organizations, notably within the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research. She served as Chair of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) from 1999 to 2003.  She currently serves as Chair of Partners in Health Canada, as a trustee of the Bhutan Canada Foundation and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). She graduated from Trent University in 1976 and has maintained a strong connection with the university, returning to lecture in development studies as the Ashley Fellow and alumna in residence at Champlain College in 2011.  Mrs. Edwards’ second three-year appointment to the Board began on July 1, 2017  and she is the Chair of the Endowment Lands Governance Committee 2017-18.

 

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Carol Gray ‘75

Ms. Carol Gray is the former President and General Manager of Equifax Canada having held the position from 2008-2014. Prior to her role at Equifax Canada she was the Executive Vice-President of Small Business Banking at CIBC from 1997-2003. Ms. Gray has a wealth of corporate and not-for-profit governance experience, including IFM Investors (Australia), American Express Bank of Canada, Infrastructure Ontario and Lands Corporation, Equifax, Ontario Realty Corporation, TBay Telecommunications, Trillium Health Centre Foundation, Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Mount Royal University Foundation, and Grace Hospital Foundation (Calgary, Alberta). Ms. Gray holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Trent University and an M.B.A. from Western University. Additionally Ms. Gray holds the ICD.D designation, granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Gray joined the Trent University Board of Governors effective March 1, 2017.

 

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Dr. Leo Groarke

Before his appointment as President of Trent University, Dr. Leo Groarke served as Dean, Vice-President/Principal, and Provost at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Windsor.  He was a student at the University of Calgary, Simon Fraser University and the University of Helsinki and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario in 1982.  He has decades of achievement and an international reputation in teaching, research, editorial board membership, conference and institute leadership, as well as authorship and editorial contributions to many critical notes, articles, journals and books. His areas of research and scholarly interest include ancient philosophy, higher education, the history of ideas, social and political thought, and "informal" logic. His most recent work examines the role of visual images in reasoning, argument and persuasion -- a role that is heightened in digital communication.  Dr. Groarke was appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of Trent University on July 1, 2014.

 

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Dr. Robyn Jacobson

Dr. Robyn Jacobson holds the degrees on B.Com, LL.B., LL.M., and Ph.D. Her first degrees were awarded in South Africa and her Ph.D. is from York University. Her background is in law, university teaching and administration, and conflict management. She lectured in law for over 10 years, and has also held the following senior University positions: Professor, Academic Registrar, Director of the Law School, Director of Academic Integrity. Dr. Jacobson loves teaching and, despite her various responsibilities, continues to teach a university course in mediation. Dr. Jacobson is a Mediator, Facilitator and Conflict Management Consultant; she started Managing Conflict in Education to provide training and coaching in conflict management and to conduct mediations, facilitations, and conflict assessments in the education sector. She also focuses on workplace and community disputes, emphasizing restorative processes. She serves on the Board of Directors of ADR Institute of Ontario. Dr. Jacobson's passion for education and conflict management is manifested in her writings. She co-authored the book: Managing Conflict in Schools: A Practical Guide (LexisNexis), and her doctoral dissertation was titled Managing Conflict and Resolving Disputes Involving Students on University Campuses: The Present and the Future. Dr. Jacobson's three-year appointment on the Trent University Board of Governors began July 1, 2016.

 

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Gwyneth James

Gwyneth James has been a Senior Partner at Cody & James Charter Professional Accountants since early 2009. She also serves as the Corporate Controller for Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development in a part-time role. Prior to this she was Controller and Manager of Business Development at Nexicom for 11 years. Ms. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia and an MBA in Finance from the University of Ottawa. She received her Certified General Accountants designation in 1997.  Ms. James has a wealth of volunteer experience in the Peterborough community. She currently serves on the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a founder with Startup Peterborough. Previous volunteer experience includes: 2016 United Way Campaign Chair, President of the Women’s Business Network , Member of the Community Futures Development Corporation Board of Directors, Member of the Accounting Program Advisory Committee at Fleming College, Chair of the Peterborough Theatre Guild, Member of the Five Counties Children’s Centre Foundation Board, Treasurer of the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra’s Committee to Rock, Chair of the Peterborough United Way and VP Retail Sales at the Peterborough Festival of Trees.  Ms. James’ three-year term on the Trent University Board of Governors began July 1, 2017.

 

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Dr. Leslie Kerr

Dr. Leslie Kerr completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in 2000.  Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., she came to Trent University in 2001, where she was cross appointed with both Psychology and Biology, and today is an associate professor in Biology.  Dr. Kerr’s key research examines how neonatal stressors influence breast cancer risk, and has been showcased within the community and internationally. In collaboration with Dr. Dennis Murray, Dr. Kerr is also investigating the neurological and physiological pathways involved in altering morphological and behavioral responses of tadpoles to predation stress.  Since her time at Trent, Dr. Kerr helped to develop Psychology’s graduate program, sat on the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program steering committee, and was lead developer of the Biomedical Sciences degree, which launched September 2016.  At the city/regional level, Dr. Kerr has represented Trent in several committees including the Community Advisory Group for the Greater Peterborough Health Care Alliance, the Peterborough Breast Screening Advisory Subcommittee, and the Greater Peterborough Area Climate Change Action Plan Task Force. Dr. Kerr’s two-year term on the Board of Governors began on July 1, 2016. 

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Armand La Barge '95

Armand La Barge began his career with York Regional Police in 1973 and in 2002 he was appointed Chief of Police, a position he held until his retirement in December 2010.  Chief (Ret) La Barge served as the President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ontario Director of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and he was an associate member of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association.  Chief (Ret) La Barge has been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2012 Black Business Professional Association Harry Jerome Award for Diversity, the Wilf Wilkinson Rotary Peace Award, the YMCA Peace Medallion, the National Ethnic Press & Media Council of Canada Distinguished Service Award, the Ontario Volunteer Service Award, the Police Exemplary Services Medal and First Bar and the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals.  He is a member of the Special Olympics Hall of Fame, a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and he was invested as an Officer of the Order of Police Merit and a Commander in the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.  Armand holds a B.A. (Hons) degree and a Multicultural Studies Certificate from York University, an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree from Seneca College, an M.A. in Canadian and Native Studies from Trent University and an Honorary LL.D. from the University of Guelph.  Chief (Ret) La Barge is Immediate Past Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the St. John Council for Ontario, the Co-Chair of the Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada Advisory Board and he is a member of the Universal Peace Federation.  Armand’s three‐year term on the Trent University Board began July 1, 2015.

 

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Ian J. Lord

Mr. Ian Lord joined WeirFoulds LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, in January, 1988 having practiced for eleven years in the field of planning and development law.  Mr. Lord's practice extended from prosecutions to core area development assemblies, from drafting comprehensive implementing documentation to tribunal and court determinations.  He acted as counsel to a number of municipalities on issues of development, public real estate dispositions, development charges, restructuring and landfill.  Private sector clients included commercial and residential applications, housing initiatives and expropriation matters.  Mr. Lord is the sole Thomson- Reuters editor of the Ontario Municipal Board Reports.  In 2013-15, Ian was President of Lambda Alpha International Secretary (lai.org, an honorary land economics society) and for many years was on the board of the LAI Simcoe Chapter.  He was the senior instructor at Ryerson University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, teaching in the areas of Land Use Law/Planning Law/Municipal Law, 1976 – 2014.  Having retired from the partnership of WeirFoulds LLP, Mr. Lord was appointed by the City of Toronto Council in the fall of 2016 to be Chair of Ontario’s first, seven member, local appeal tribunal, replacing the Ontario Municipal Board within the City of Toronto in respect of limited land use dispute resolution matters. The Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) appointment is for a four year term. Mr. Lord was reappointed for an additional three-year term on the Trent Board of Governors, beginning July 1, 2015.

 

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Dr. Thomas Miller '82

Dr. Thomas Miller attended Trent University between 1982 and 1986.  In addition to completing his Honours degree in Chemistry, he was a varsity rower for three years, a Junior Senator and President of Peter Robinson College Cabinet.  His interest in science and social responsibility led him to co-found the first chapter of Trent Student Pugwash.  After Trent he studied for a M.Sc. at the University of Manchester and then returned to Canada to work as a Health Policy Analyst for Health Canada. He studied medicine at McMaster University between 1988 and 1991, and completed his Family Medicine residency at McMaster in 1993.  During that time he became a member of the research team for the “Health of Children in War Zones Project,” acting as the Principal Investigator for the Gaza Child Health Survey, conducted in 1996.  He returned to Peterborough in 1998 to work as an emergency physician at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC).  From 2003 to 2011 he held the positions of Chief and/or Medical Director of Emergency Services at the PRHC. Dr. Miller earned the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) designation. He also holds the position of Assistant Professor, Adjunct, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Queen’s University. In 2009-10 he was Co-Chair of the Trent Athletics fundraising committee for the new Carol Love Rowing/Paddling Tank. In 2011, he completed his term as Chair of the Arts, Culture and Advisory Committee for the City of Peterborough. In recognition of 10 years of service to Trent University, Dr. Miller was presented with the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for his hard work and dedication to the university community. Dr. Miller’s second three-year appointment to the Board of Governors began on July 1, 2015.

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Jay Panchal

Jaynain Panchal is a B.A candidate specializing in the Human Resources program and the current co-chair for the WUSC (World University Services Canada) local committee. Over his educational career he has studied in Zambia, India, Malaysia and is now in Canada. Mr. Panchal has been very active as a volunteer within the Trent International Community. He has been an active member for the Trent South East Asian Organization (TSEAO), Trent African and Caribbean Student Union (TACSU) and the South Asian Association of Trent (SAAT). Due to his active involvement he was awarded the Cynthia Bennett Awe award in recognition of his commitment to equity, accessibility and rights of International students on campus. Mr. Panchal has a strong urge to continue participating in the greater Trent community through further involvement by beginning his two-year appointment to the Board of Governors starting July 1, 2017.

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Sara Pieper '03

Sara Pieper is a Lab Demonstrator in the Biology Department at Trent University. In this position, she coordinates delivery of lab activities and assignments to students in a variety of Biology courses. Ms. Pieper started at Trent as an undergraduate in Biology in 2003, completing her B.Sc. (Hon.) in 2007. She then attended the University of Saskatchewan where she completed her M.Sc. in biology in 2010. Currently, she is also a doctoral candidate in the Environmental and Life Sciences graduate program at Trent, specializing in plant ecology and ecological genetics. Ms. Pieper has sat on several university committees at Trent including the Board of Governors, Senate, the Student Centre Task Force, and the 50th Anniversary Alumni Homecoming Committee for Athletics. She has been a volunteer with Peterborough Regional Science Fair and Trent’s Mini-Enrichment Program. She has been both a player and coach for the Trent Women’s Varsity Rugby Team. Ms. Pieper originally sat on the Board as a student governor from 2013-15. Her recent appointment as a staff representative was effective July 1, 2017 for an additional one-year term.

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Saäd Rafi

Having worked in the Ontario Public Sector for over 24 years, Saäd Rafi brings knowledge of pension governance,  financial administration, change management and transformation and risk management to the Trent University Board of Governors.  Mr. Rafi is a Partner and the National Public Sector Leader at Deloitte LLP.  Previous to this position was the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Administrative Corporation (ORPPAC) where he was responsible for starting up Ontario’s attempt at a provincial pension plan. Other former positions include: Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee; Deputy Minister of Health and Long Term Care; Deputy Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Deputy Minister of Transportation; and the Deputy Minister of Community Safety.  Mr. Rafi graduated from Carleton University in 1983 with a B.A. in Law and then went on to earn a M.A. in Public Administration in 1988.  Mr. Rafi’s three-year term on the Trent University Board of Governors began on July 1, 2017.

 

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Christine Salo '96

Christine Salo is a Trent University alumni having received a B.B.A (Honours) in 2000.  She has been an employee of Trent since 2008 and currently holds the position of Manager of Administration & Sustainability in the Facilities Management Department.  In her role she oversees a small team responsible for the administration of Facilities Management (the fixit maintenance dispatch system, capital and operational financial tracking and analysis, utilities, records, etc.) as well as the sustainability efforts of the university (energy conservation, waste diversion, legislative requirements, student outreach, etc.).  Ms. Salo currently serves on several University committees including the Exempt Job Evaluation Committee (since 2010), the Environmental Advisory Board (since 2014), the Nature Areas Committee (since 2014), and Canada’s Top 100 Employer Committee (2016).  For the past four years she has also been involved as a Trent representative on the Ontario Association of Physical Plant Administrators (OAPPA) Energy sub-committee.  Ms. Salo’s two-year term on the Trent University Board of Governors began July 1, 2017.

 

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Scott Sinclair '80

Mr. Scott Sinclair has worked in the financial services industry since 1986.   His particular areas of expertise include life and health insurance, segregated fund and mutual funds, with additional exposure to pension and employee benefits in the US markets.  Mr. Sinclair is currently the Senior Vice-President of Underwriting and Medical at Transamerica Life of America.  Prior to that appointment, he was COO at Transamerica Life Canada/AEGON Canada (2009-2014).  Mr. Sinclair holds a B.A. (Honours) in Political Studies, from Trent University. From a volunteer perspective, Mr. Sinclair is currently the President of Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre, as well as past president and current member of the Aisling Foundation board.  He is also a past board member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada and the Fundserv segfund advisory group, and past President of Grace Communities Corporation – Flagcrest community housing.  Mr. Sinclair has also been a major gifts leader with United Way at Transamerica, past chair of the YMCA Scarborough regional council, and founding board member and advisor to the Day Trippers Children’s Charity.  Mr. Sinclair’s appointment to the Trent University Board of Governors began on January 1, 2017.

 

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Hilary Stafford '12

Hilary Stafford is a B.Ed Candidate in the Consecutive Education program and the former Vice President Campaigns and Equity of the Trent Student Association (TCSA). She also completed her B.A. (Honors) at Trent, and has been involved in many aspects of the Trent community since 2012. Ms. Stafford has represented Trent students on many different committees, such as the Presidential Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility (PACHREA), as well as its sub – committees. She has also served as an executive board member for the Canadian Federation on Students – Ontario (FCS-ON). Miss Stafford is very passionate about Trent University, and through her previous involvement at Trent she has gained helpful insight into the different functions and aspects of the university. Ms. Stafford’s two-year appointment to the Board of Governors began July 1, 2016.

 

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Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart is the VP of Human Resources for Compugen, one of Canada’s largest IT solutions providers.  He has formerly held senior leadership roles at Compugen in Marketing and Corporate Services.  Andrew participates as a member of a number of global advisory boards for technology leaders including Microsoft.   He is an MBA graduate from the University of Toronto and has also pursued doctoral studies in education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  A Graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Mr. Stewart has a keen interest in music.  He is an active contributor to the Dublin based Innovation Value Institute (IVI) which brings together participants from industry and academe focused on the business value of technology.  Prior to joining Compugen, Mr. Stewart was Director of Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto. For nearly ten years Mr. Stewart served on the Boards of Directors of Frontier College and the Frontier College Foundation. He formerly served on the advisory board for the Business School at Humber College. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Healthcomms, an early stage healthcare technology company.  Mr. Stewart served as an external member to Trent’s Finance & Property Committee in 2011-12. Mr. Stewart was recently reappointed for an additional three-year term on the Board of Governors which started on July 1, 2015.

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Murad Younis

 

Murad Younis was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. He earned his Pharmacy degree in 1978. In 1994 Murad and his wife Maha moved to Canada and made Peterborough a home for their family. Murad established Westmount pharmacy in Peterborough in 1997, and started his active involvement in the community of Peterborough on many boards of directors in health care. After earning his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Washington in 2002, Murad earned five specialities in five different fields of pharmacy practice from the American Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Murad has two daughters and three sons graduated from Peterborough high schools. Four of them came back to work with him to serve their local communities. Murad is proud of himself for building Westmount Pharmacy as a cosmopolitan home for so many highly achieving individuals from different backgrounds, capturing the wealth of Canadian culture. Mr. Younis' three-year term on the Board of Governors began on July 1, 2016.

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updated July 14th, 2017