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UOIT Board of Governors announces six new members

Dr. Larry Seeley, Chair, UOIT Board of Governors.
Dr. Larry Seeley, Chair, UOIT Board of Governors.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Board of Governors has strengthened its governance with the recent appointment of six new members for three-year terms. The new members will join the other 19 members, bringing the board to a full complement of 25. The Board of Governors is responsible for governing and managing the affairs of the university.

“On behalf of the Board I’d like to welcome our new governors to UOIT,” said Dr. Larry Seeley, Chair, UOIT Board of Governors. “I look forward to their contributions as we work together to represent the best interests of the university, its students and faculty,  and move forward with UOIT’s newly established strategic plan.”




New UOIT Board of Governor profiles: 
  • Don Duval is the Chief Executive Officer at NORCAT, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to empowering its clients, staff, and community partners to drive a culture of productivity, innovation, and life-long learning. What does that mean? Well, plain and simple – our success is purely based on our client’s success. The more we can empower and support our customers and community with world-leading services and products to help them achieve their goals, the more we can say we are doing our job.
  • Andrew Elrick is a lawyer at O’Brien, Balka and Elrick law firm in Oshawa, Ontario. Since 1997 he has practised exclusively in civil litigation, primarily personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.
  • Donald Hathaway has demonstrated his abilities for 40 years in diverse business, academic and government settings. He has been a Chief Executive Officer in business, a senior partner with international consultancies and a corporate director on multiple boards while accumulating expertise in strategy, finance, risk management, marketing and corporate governance.
  • Jay Lefton is a partner at the Toronto office of the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, specializing in corporate and securities law, including public and private financings, mergers, acquisitions and take-over bids, private equity, strategic alliances, and technology transfer and licensing, with an emphasis on technology and life sciences companies.
  • Dr. Bonnie Schmidt is the founder and President of Let’s Talk Science, an award-winning charitable organization that she started while completing a PhD in Physiology at the University of Western Ontario. Let’s Talk Science helps children and youth fulfill their potential and become productive citizens and innovators by supporting their learning and engagement through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • Pierre Tremblay was appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer (DCNO) and Executive Vice-President, Canadian Nuclear Partners at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in November 2012. Prior to this role, he was OPG’s Chief Nuclear Operating Officer (CNOO).

Profiles of all members of the UOIT Board of Governors can be found through the links on the UOIT Governance web page.

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