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2017-2018 Officers of the Board of Governors

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Chair of the Board

  • Paul Douglas

Vice-Chair of the Board

  • Bradley Merkel

Secretary of the Board

  • Christi Garneau

Ex Officio

Chancellor

  • Suzanne Labarge, B.A, M.B.A, D.Litt. (Hon.)

President and Vice-Chancellor

  • Patrick Deane, B.A.(Hons), M.A., Ph.D.

Chair of the University Planning Committee, and Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

  • David Wilkinson, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

Elected by the Board of Governors

  • David Horwood, B.Com.
  • Sandra Cruickshanks, B.A.
  • Paul Douglas, B.Com.(Hons), M.B.A.
  • Rebecca Jamieson, B.A., M.Ed., O.Ont.
  • Cyril Leeder, B.Com., C.A.
  • Emechete Onuoha, B.A., M.B.A., PGDip
  • Neil Skelding, M.B.A.
  • Fareen Samji, B.Sc., B.Kin.
  • Connie Stefankiewicz, B.A., M.B.A.
  • Emőke Szathmáry, B.A.(Hons), Ph.D., LL.D. (Hon.), CM, OM, FRSC
  • David Williamson, B.Com., C.A.


Appointed by the Board of Trustees of McMaster Divinity College

  • Stanley E. Porter, B.A., M.A.,M.A., Ph.D. (Bar of Ontario)

Appointed by the Alumni Association

  • Quentin Broad, B.A., M.B.A.
  • David Feather, B.A., M.B.A.
  • Sandra Stephenson, B.A., LL.B.
  • Bradley Merkel, B.Eng
  • Jennifer Rowe, B.Com.

Appointed by the Senate

  • Jonathan Schertzer, Ph.D.
  • Alison Holloway, B.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Anne Niec, Ph.D.

Elected by the Teaching Staff

  • Rafael Kleiman, SB, M.Sc, Ph.D.
  • Deborah Sloboda, Ph.D.
  • Delsworth Harnish, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Herbert Schellhorn,Ph.D.

Elected by the Non-Teaching Staff

  • Andrew Colgoni, B.Sc., M.Sc., MLIS
  • Leah Allan, B.Sc.

Elected by the Graduate Students

  • Rodrigo Narro Perez

Elected by the Undergraduate Students

  • Essma Alfanous

Appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council

  • Sean Donnelly, B.Eng.
  • Jagoda Pike, LL.B.
  • Tony Valeri, P.C., C.Dir.
  • Mark Runciman
  • Charles Keizer, B.A., M.A, LL.B.
  • Kevin Nye, B.A., M.B.A

Honorary Governors

  • H. Douglas Barber, O.C., B.Sc., M.Sc., D.I.C., Ph.D., D.Eng (Hon.), D.Sc. (Hon.),F.C.A.E., P.Eng.
  • Colum P. Bastable, F.C.A. (Irl), LL.D. (Hon)
  • Richard G. Buckingham, B.Sc., J.D., LL.D. (Hon)
  • T. Glen Chambers, B.A., LL.D. (Hon.)
  • Donald M. Green, C.M., LL.D. (Hon.)
  • David A. Lazzarato, B.Com., FCA, ICD.D
  • G. Martin Luxton, B.A., Q.C., LL.D. (Hon.)
  • Edward A. Minich, B.Sc., M.B.A., LL.D. (Hon.), C.Dir.
  • Barry D. Nicol, F.C.A., LL.D. (Hon.)
  • John H. Panabaker, B.A., M.A., LL.D. (Hon.)
  • Donald A. Pether, B.Sc., LL.D. (Hon.)
  • Edward B. Priestner, B.A., LL.D. (Hon.)
  • Edwin A. Taylor, B.A., M.B.A.
  • Thomas J. Weisz, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Secretary of the Board of Governors

  • Christi Garneau, B.A., M.A.

Senior Governance Advisor and Associate Secretary of the Board of Governors

  • Mark Downard, B.A., M.A.