Peter Dinsdale, President and CEO of YMCA Canada has been nominated to serve on the Carleton University Board of Governors on February 2nd, 2017. He has worked and volunteered on local, regional, and national levels throughout his career. Former CEO for the Assembly of First Nations, Executive Director of the National Association of Friendship Centres, and the YMCA Canada Board of Directors, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Native Studies/Political Science and a Masters of Arts (Interdisciplinary Humanities) from Laurentian University . He has co-edited three volumes of Aboriginal Policy Research and has written a policy piece and review. He holds an honorary degree from Canadore College. He was elected to the Board of Governors, ending on June 30, 2019.