Carleton University President Benoit-Antoine Bacon joined Universities Canada’s board of directors during the association’s annual fall membership meeting on Oct. 28, 2020.

Universities Canada provides a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. It advances the mission of its member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

President Benoit-Antoine Bacon (pictured) has joined the Board of Directors of Universities Canada

President Benoit-Antoine Bacon

“I am honored to join the Board and thankful for the trust of all colleagues across Canada,” said Bacon.

“As we continue to adapt to difficult circumstances, Universities Canada will play a crucial role in determining the best path forward for Canadian higher education, and I look forward to contributing to these discussions.”

The association governance and strategic direction is led by a 13-member board of directors – 12 university presidents and the president of the association, Paul Davidson. Meric Gertler, who heads the University of Toronto, begins his term today as vice-chair, serving with Sophie D’Amours, rector of Université Laval, who was appointed chair in 2019 and serves in that role until October 2021.

Bacon began his five-year mandate as president of Carleton University on July 1, 2018. He joined Carleton from Queen’s University, where he served as Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

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