The twenty-four-member Steering Committee will define and execute the strategic planning process, setting the course for the next five years. The Steering Committee is comprised of a diverse group of individuals with complementary skill-sets designed to represent the communities we serve.

Dr. Linda Ambrose

Special Advisor – Strategic Planning; Full Professor, Department of History; former Acting Dean, Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities; recipient of Laurentian University Teaching Excellence Award; recipient of Laurentian University Status of Women Achievement Award

Dr. Lace Marie Brogden

Dean, Faculty of Education; Senator

Dr. Robin Craig

Lead Research and Knowledge Mobilization Strategist; member of the board of Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario (TNO); member of the board of the Laurentian Child and Family Centre

Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek

Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Programs; Full Professor, School of Rural and Northern Health; Senator; alumna

Dominic Giroux

President and Vice-Chancellor; Governor; Senator

Éric Dupuis

Bachelor of Business Administration student; Vice-President, Policy and Treasurer, Association des étudiantes et étudiants francophones (AEF)

Grace Fox

Member of the Laurentian University Native Education Council (LUNEC); trustee, Rainbow District School Board; alumna

Dr. Joël Dickinson

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology; Co-Chair, Committee for Sexual and Gender Diversity; recipient of a Laurentian University Teaching Excellence Award; Northern Leadership Program (NLP) Fellow

Lorella Hayes

Member of the Board of Governors; Vice-President, Corporate Services, Greater Sudbury Utilities; alumna

Kraymr Grenke

H.B.Comm. student; President of the Students’ General Association (SGA); Vice-President, Finance of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance; Voyageurs athlete; Governor; Senator

Emily Jago

Master of Human Kinetics student; Voyageurs athlete; alumna

Paul Henry

Principal, École secondaire catholique Sacré-Coeur, Sudbury; member of the board of directors of Learning Networks of Ontario, Mid North Network; member of the Comité des services sociaux en français; alumnus

Marz Kord

CEO and President, Wallbridge Mining Company Limited; alumnus

Claude Lacroix

Vice Chair of the Board of Governors; Partner, Lacroix Lawyers; alumnus

Martin Laferrière

Director, IT Infrastructure; NLP Fellow; alumnus

Dr. Pascal Lefebvre

Associate Professor, Speech Pathology program; Senator

Justin Lemieux

MBA student; Director of Student Recruitment; NLP Fellow; member of the board of the Sudbury Charities Foundation; alumnus

Chris Mercer

Associate Vice-President, Student Life, Enrolment Management and International; member of the board of the Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation; recipient of Sudbury Top 40 Under 40 award; Senator

Dr. Thomas Merritt

Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics; Full Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Past Chair, Northern Water Sports Centre; recipient of a Community Builder Award for Sport and Recreation

Dr. Amanda Schweinbenz

Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics; Co-Chair, 2021 Canada Summer Games Bid Committee; Voyageurs coach; Senator

Alex Usher

President of Higher Education Strategy Associates; Editor-in-Chief of Global Higher Education Strategy Monitor

David Vares

PhD in Human Studies student, President of the Graduate Students’ Association; member of the board of Sudbury and Manitoulin Workforce Planning; Governor; Senator; alumnus

Dr. Shelley Watson

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; recipient of a Laurentian University Teaching Excellence Award; former Acting Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Jennifer Witty

Chair of the Board of Governors; Superintendent of Human Resources Systems, Ontario Operations, Vale; member of the board of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation; alumna

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