The Univ of Waterloo has appointed international business adviser Dominic Barton as its 11th chancellor. He will succeed Tom Jenkins, a noted technology executive who served as chancellor from 2015. Barton steps down on July 1 as global managing partner of McKinsey & Company after completing three terms of three years. Barton is chair of the the federal government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, which has submitted three sets of reports to help guide the government on several focus areas of growth, namely: capital investment and infrastructure; innovation; talent and labour markets; and competitive markets. As chancellor, Barton is the ceremonial head of the university, attending events such as convocation ceremonies, and its leading ambassador. He received a BA Honours in economics from the University of British Columbia and later studied at Brasenose College at the Univ of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.
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