Universities Canada vice-chair
Dominic Giroux became Laurentian University’s tenth president in April 2009.
Mr. Giroux is vice-chair on the board of Universities Canada and serves on the association’s Research Committee.
He was named the Education Personality of the Year by Radio-Canada/Le Droit in 2010 and was one of the recipients of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 awards in 2011.
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 from 2005 to 2009. He began his career in education in Ottawa as a school board trustee at 19 and school board chair at 21. He served as 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.
Mr. Giroux serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Ontario Universities, on Ontario’s Economic Advisory Panel, and on the boards of Canadian Accredited Independent Schools and of the Sudbury Food Bank. He was a member of the Drummond Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services and was founding co-chair of the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer.
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.