Nominations sought for the next chancellor of York University

students gathered for convocation

A committee has been created to nominate a successor to Chancellor R. Roy McMurtry who is completing his term as York University’s 12th chancellor. Members of the University community are invited to submit suggestions for individuals for this important and prestigious position. The committee will consider all suggested names in confidence.

The established criteria state: “The Chancellor of York University should be a highly esteemed individual who is regarded as a leader in the community at large, is able to command the respect of the University community and to build bridges between the two. He or she should appreciate and embody the values of the University as set out in York’s Mission Statement, embrace its accomplishments and aspirations, and carry out the Chancellor’s duties in a way that enhances the University’s welfare. He or she should have the capacity to convey to the public and to government the value of universities in general, and York University in particular, and to remind the University of the needs and expectations of society. The Chancellor should have the time to confer the University’s degrees at Convocation, to play an active role in the University and to participate in its on-going life. He or she should not have been Chancellor of another University nor be in a conflict or apparent conflict of commitment between a duty to York and to another University.”

Suggestions, with biographical information if possible, should be forwarded by Feb. 3 to:
Harriet Lewis, Secretary of the Search Committee
1050 Kaneff Tower, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3; e-mail: