• Keynote Panelist
    Dr. Byron Sheldrick, B.A., JD, M.A., PhD

    Associate Dean Academic & Faculty Member Political Science, University of Guelph

    Byron Sheldrick joined the University of Guelph in 2006 and currently is the Associate Dean (Academic) of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.  
  • Facilitator: Fireside Chat - Wisdom for a "Wicked" World
    Irene Birrell, B.A

    University Secretary, Western University

    Irene Birrell has been working in university governance for more than 35 years and has served at three Ontario universities over the course of her career: University of Toronto, University of Guelph, and Western University.
  • Panelist
    Louis Charpentier, B.Sc., MBA

    retired Secretary of the Governing Council, University of Toronto

    Over more than 35 years, Louis has held a variety of positions at the University of Toronto.  Prior to his present role, he held the post of Assistant Vice-Provost, Health Sciences (1994-1999) and obtained his initial experience in university governance serving in the Governing Council Secretariat between 1992 and 1994.  From 1979 to 1992, he held various positions in the university’s Faculty of Medicine, including senior administrative positions in the Dean’s Office.
  • Panelist
    Maureen Armstrong, B.A., LLB

    University Secretary and General Counsel, York University

    Maureen Armstrong is the University Secretary and General Counsel of York University.  In this role she serves as secretary to the Board of Governors, the Senate and their constituent committees and oversees all of the university’s legal affairs.
  • Panelist
    Dr. Richard Florizone, B.Sc(Eng), M.Sc., PhD

    President, Dalhousie University

    Dr. Richard Florizone began his term as Dalhousie’s 11th president in July of 2013, bringing a unique mix of academic and professional skills developed through extensive experience with universities, companies and government in Canada and abroad. 
  • Panelist
    Stephen Strople, B.A., M.A.

    Secretary General, McGill University

    Stephen Strople became Secretary General of McGill University in November 2009, with responsibility for the Board of Governors and Senate.