Dominic Giroux biography


Universities Canada board director

Dominic Giroux became Laurentian University’s tenth president in April 2009.

Mr. Giroux is a director on the board of Universities Canada.

Prior to his appointment at Laurentian, Mr. Giroux was assistant deputy minister with the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Prior to serving in government, Mr. Giroux was chief of staff to the CEO and later CFO of a new district of 45 French-language schools in southern Ontario from 1998 to 2001, and CFO of a school board in eastern Ontario from 2002 to 2005.

As president of Laurentian University, Mr. Giroux also chairs the executive committee of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, is a board member of the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation and serves on the Council of the Ontario Mineral Industry Cluster.

Within the postsecondary sector, he currently serves as vice-chair of the Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne and is co-chair of the Consortium national de formation en santé.

Locally, Mr. Giroux serves on the boards of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation, the Sudbury Food Bank, and the Community Adjustment Committee created by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities last year to recommend economic diversification strategies.

A member of the Ontario College of Teachers, Mr. Giroux has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Ottawa. He also holds an MBA from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HÉC) in Montreal.

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