The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has reappointed Canadian cultural leader and philanthropist Noreen Taylor, to a new term as Chancellor.
Taylor was installed as the university’s third Chancellor in 2016. During her tenure she has offered personal congratulations to more than 6,000 graduates crossing the stage at Convocation ceremonies.
Chancellor Taylor has played a leadership role in Canada’s health-care, cultural, educational and horse racing communities. She is Chair of the Charles Taylor Foundation and founder of the RBC Taylor Prize, Canada’s most prestigious prize for non-fiction writing that honours her late husband, journalist and author Charles Taylor.
She is currently Chair of Saint Elizabeth Health Care, Canada’s leading not-for-profit deliverer of home health care, and President of Windfields Farm Limited. She serves on the board of the National Ballet of Canada and is past chair of both the McMichael Collection of Canadian Art and of Canadian Stage.
Chancellor Taylor is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and a Member of the Order of Canada. She is the daughter-in-law of eminent entrepreneur and thoroughbred racehorse breeder, the late E.P. Taylor.
Chancellor Taylor’s passionate advocacy for the university and its mission is unparalleled. Through the legacy of her work with Windfields Farm Limited and her long connections to the local community, she proudly represents a special link to the university’s roots and proud history.” said Doug Allingham, chair of the Board of Governors.