Queen's University

Queen's University appoints new Chancellor

 
2008-05-02

David A. Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, has been elected Chancellor of Queen’s University. His appointment to the university’s highest office was unanimously endorsed by Queen’s University Council at its annual meeting today.

The 13th Chancellor of Queen’s, Dr. Dodge succeeds A. Charles Baillie who has held the position since 2002.

“Queen’s is deeply honoured to have such a distinguished and accomplished Canadian, and Queen’s alumnus, serve in this important leadership role as we enter an exciting chapter in postsecondary education in the province, the nation and the global community,” says William Young, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “We warmly welcome David Dodge home to his alma mater after a brilliant career in the public service.”

Dr. Dodge, whose appointment as Chancellor becomes effective July 1, received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Queen’s and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He taught Economics at Queen’s for several years but ultimately chose a career in the Public Service of Canada.  He served as Deputy Minister of Finance from 1992 to 1997 and was appointed Deputy Minister of Health in 1998.  In February 2001 he was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada for a seven-year term.

He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Queen’s in May 2002 and was appointed to the Queen’s University Board of Trustees in June 2007. In December 2007, Dr. Dodge was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Dodge was Associate Professor of Canadian Studies and International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia; and Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University.  He has also served as Director of the International Economics Program of the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Dr. Dodge and his wife Christiane (nee Schweiger), an Arts'65 graduate of Queen’s, reside in Ottawa.

For additional information, please contact Queen’s Communications Assistants Molly Kehoe at 613-533-2877 or Alissa Clark at 613-533-6000, ext. 77513.

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