IWF Canada – Toronto Chapter member Wendy Cukier PhD, MBA, MA, BA, DU (hon) LLD (hon) M.S.C. has been selected to serve as the sixth President and Vice-Chancellor at Brock University.
Wendy Cukier, currently Vice-President Research and Innovation at Ryerson University in Toronto, is an internationally respected researcher, expert in emerging technology and innovation and advocate for social justice. She will join Brock as President and Vice-Chancellor on Sept. 1, 2016.
The announcement was made today by John Suk, Chair of Brock’s Board of Trustees, and culminates a year-long search to select a successor for President Jack Lightstone. The search was overseen by an internal committee led by Joe Robertson, immediate past chair of the Board.
Cukier will be the first female President in Brock’s 51-year history, as well as the first Brock graduate to hold the University’s highest office. Today’s announcement comes two months after Brock installed First Nations filmmaker Shirley Cheechoo as its first-ever female Chancellor.
(Source: IWF Canada, Chamika Ailapperuma)
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