Brian M. Le­vitt Named 19th Chan­cel­lor of Bishop’s Univer­sity

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Dr.Robert Gor­don, ’60, D.C.L. 2004, Chair of the Board of Gov­er­nors, is pleased to an­nounce that the Board has ap­proved the unan­i­mous rec­om­men­da­tion of the Bishop’s Coun­cil to ap­point Me Brian M. Le­vitt Chan­cel­lor of Bishop’s Univer­sity for a five-year term be­gin­ning on June 1, 2013.

In ac­cept­ing this ap­point­ment, Me Le­vitt com­mented: I am a strong be­liever in the im­por­tance of the ‘Bishop’s model’, a lib­eral ed­u­ca­tion de­liv­ered in a small, res­i­den­tial, pri­mar­ily un­der­grad­u­ate univer­sity. I am look­ing for­ward to this new chal­lenge, and am pleased to be of ser­vice to Bishop’s Univer­sity and the Bishop’s com­mu­nity.”

Ex­press­ing the ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the Board of Gov­er­nors, Dr. Gor­don said:

such a highly re­spected mem­ber of the Cana­dian le­gal and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties, who has also served in a range of lead­er­ship roles in com­mu­nity and pub­lic sec­tor or­ga­ni­za­tions.”

Michael Gold­bloom, Prin­ci­pal and ViceChan­cel­lor, con­grat­u­lated the Board on its choice. “We are hon­oured to have Me Le­vitt join the Bishop’s com­mu­nity and are look­ing for­ward to work­ing with him over the coming years.”

Brian M. Le­vitt is Co-Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, work­ing out of its Mon­treal of­fice, and, since 2011, he has served as Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors of The Toronto-Do­min­ion Bank.

He earned a B.Sc. in Civil En­gi­neer­ing and an LL.B. from the Univer­sity of Toronto. In 1976, af­ter two years work­ing as a lawyer for the fed­eral government’s Anti-In­fla­tion Board, he joined Osler’s Toronto of­fice. He was named part­ner there in 1979. From 1991 to 2000, he served as Pres­i­dent and then CEO of Cana­dian con­sumer prod­ucts and ser­vices com­pany Imasco Lim­ited.

An ac­tive par­tic­i­pant in com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions and pub­lic life, Me Le­vitt cur­rently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Mon­treal Mu­seum of Fine Arts and as Chair of the Cana­dian Ju­di­cial Com­pen­sa­tion and Ben­e­fits Coun­cil.

Dr. Gor­don ex­pressed his pro­found thanks to Chan­cel­lor Scott Grif­fin, O.C., ’60, D.C.L. 2002, who has served in the role since 2005. “Scott, whom I have now known for 50 years, since we were un­der­grad­u­ates at Bishop’s, has pro­vided in­spi­ra­tional ser­vice to the Bish­ops’ com­mu­nity over the last eight years. We are very grate­ful to him for his out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to our Univer­sity.”

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Brian M. Le­vitt has been ap­pointed Chan­cel­lor of Bishop’s Univer­sity.

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