Presidential Search Committee Membership (2004 - 2005)


Ms Rose M. Patten, a Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council appointee to the Governing Council, has served as its Chair since July 2004, as well as its Vice-Chair for two years previously. A member of the University's Business Board from 1993-2000, Ms Patten also served as Vice-Chair of the Board from 2000-2002. Ms Patten is Senior Executive Vice-President, Human Resources and Head, Office of Strategic Management at BMO Financial Group. She is widely known for her commitment to strengthening communities through corporate and direct personal leadership, has been a strong advocate for advancement of women (in education and business) and a thought leader and champion for the imperatives of personal accountability and ethical leadership in Canadian business.

Administrative Staff

Ms Margaret Hancock, Warden of Hart House, is a senior member of the administrative staff. Well-known and respected by faculty, staff and students alike, Ms Hancock will bring a valuable perspective on campus life. In addition to her University of Toronto experience, she will bring extensive knowledge of and experience in the community. Ms Hancock is also an alumna of OISE/UT and Victoria College.


Ms Shirley Hoy is a "double" alumna, having graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Victoria College) and Master of Social Work degrees. A former governor (2001-2004), Ms Hoy completed her term on the Governing Council in June of this year, having served on the Business Board, the Planning and Budget Committee and the Elections Committee. She will bring to the Search Committee a solid knowledge of the University, as well as important perspectives on and connections to municipal and provincial governments perspective and relations.
Mr. Joseph Mapa, a governor just beginning his term, has a longstanding connection with the University beginning with his undergraduate studies in Arts and Science and Education -- he is an alumnus of New College and the former Faculty of Education, now OISE/UT. In addition, he holds a Diploma in Health Administration and an MBA, both from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Mapa will bring a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector and provide valuable insights from the perspective of the University's teaching hospitals. As well, he enjoys tremendous respect and profile in the broad external community.

Ms Jacqueline (Jackie) Orange is an alumna of St. Michael's College. A governor mid-way through her term, she has chaired the Business Board since 2003 and has demonstrated a solid commitment to the University and an in-depth understanding of its business affairs. As a result of her professional work, Ms Orange also has a deep understanding and appreciation of the federal government and issues relevant to postsecondary education.

LGIC Appointees to the Governing Council

Mr. John F. (Jack) Petch, Vice-Chair of the Governing Council, is also an alumnus, having received his JD from the Faculty of Law. Still early in his term of service on the Council, Mr. Petch enjoys the respect and confidence of his fellow governors and members of the senior administration. Well-known and respected in the legal community -- and in the broader community -- he will be able to bring valuable insights from external constituencies connected to the University.

Mr. W. David Wilson, a commerce graduate of Victoria College, is a new governor who will bring enormous knowledge of and connections to the private sector. His breadth of leadership and exemplary accomplishments in the business community will bring wisdom and important perspective to the Committee. He has demonstrated his understanding and appreciation of the University's needs through his exemplary service on the Board of the University of Toronto Press.

Students -- Full-time Undergraduate

Mr. Bruce Cameron is an outstanding scholar currently in his fourth year of Engineering Science where he is pursuing the aerospace option. He completed his term on the Governing Council in June of this year and is serving on the Planning and Budget Committee, the Agenda Committee and the Academic Board in 2004-05. Winner of several prestigious academic awards, Mr. Cameron is also actively involved in numerous campus activities.

Students -- Part-time Undergraduate

Ms Linda B. Gardner, a part-time student in Fine Art History registered at Woodsworth College, is a graduate of the Academic Bridging Program. She is a mature student with significant work experience in communications, employee recruitment and training, and marketing.

Students -- Graduate

Mr. Mahadeo Sukhai is currently a doctoral student in the Graduate Department of Medical Biophysics. He has an impressive record of academic achievement, graduating from his undergraduate studies with distinction and receiving a number of academic awards throughout his time at the University. Mr. Sukhai is currently President of the Graduate Students' Union and is highly respected by fellow students and members of the administration and governance.

Teaching Staff

Professor Paul Gooch, President of Victoria University, holds academic appointments in the Department of Philosophy and in the Centre for Religious Studies. Deeply respected for his understanding and passionate commitment to the University, Professor Gooch will bring to the Committee important insights on the Federated Universities and the Colleges. He is a senior scholar who has extensive and varied administrative experience, including a significant period at the University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Professor Cheryl Misak is currently Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean, University of Toronto at Mississauga and holds an academic appointment in the Department of Philosophy. She will bring to the Search Committee valuable insights on tri-campus issues, as well as perspectives on the humanities and other academic disciplines. Professor Misak enjoys enormous respect among her colleagues, both as an administrator and as a scholar. Having held academic appointments at other universities, she will also be able to contribute an external academic perspective to the Committee's deliberations.

University Professor Peter St. George-Hyslop, a highly acclaimed physician-scientist in the field of neurodegenerative disease, has been recognized with several Canadian and international awards for his work. His academic appointment is in the Department of Medicine and he serves as the Director of the multi-disciplinary Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. In addition to his broad and deep understanding of research and teaching at the University of Toronto and in the Faculty of Medicine, he will also bring to the Search Committee experience from other universities.

Professor Molly Shoichet is a widely recognized scientist whose work is at the forefront of biotechnology and spans a number of disciplines. She holds academic appointments in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and the Department of Chemistry.

University Professor Janice Stein, a member of the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Munk Centre of International Studies, is not only well-known and respected in the scholarly community, but is also widely recognized in the broader community. As a true public intellectual, she is much in demand by governments, educational institutions and the media for her knowledge of and expertise in peace and conflict studies.

Committee Secretary

Mr. Louis R. Charpentier, Secretary of the Governing Council, serves as the Secretary to the Search Committee. An alumnus of the University of Toronto, he has held a number of senior administrative positions at the University.