Dr. Carole Taylor, O.C., Vic 6T7 Appointed Victoria University’s 14th Chancellor
John Field, Vic 7T8, Chair of the Board of Regents, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carole Taylor, O.C., Vic 6T7 as Chancellor of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. “On behalf of the Board of Regents, I am delighted to welcome Carole Taylor as the next Chancellor of Victoria University commencing in May, 2017. Since her graduation from Vic, Carole has shown outstanding leadership in her highly distinguished career. We are so pleased that as Victoria University’s next Chancellor, Carole will continue such leadership in her representation of Vic to the public, and to its students, alumni, faculty and staff alike.”
Dr. Taylor has been conferred with many honours, among them the Officer of the Order of Canada and Victoria University’s Honorary Degree and Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Taylor graduated from Victoria College with a B.A., and went on to enjoy successful careers in both broadcasting and politics.
After working as an award-winning journalist for two decades, Dr. Taylor went into provincial politics in 2005. She was elected to the B.C. Legislature and was subsequently named Minister of Finance. In her final budget, she introduced B.C.’s successful, revenue-neutral, carbon tax. In 2008, Canada’s Finance Minister named her Chair of the Economic Advisory Council.
Dr. Taylor has held many directorship roles at institutions including TD Bank, BCE, HSBC, B.C.’s Children’s Hospital and CP Rail. She has also served as chair of CBC/Radio-Canada, the Vancouver Board of Trade, Canada Ports Corporation and the Vancouver Port Corporation.
She is currently a member of the Trilateral Commission, governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade, special advisor on public policy to the Premier of B.C. and Chancellor Emeritus of Simon Fraser University. “The Victoria University community looks forward to working with Dr. Taylor,” says Victoria University President, William Robins. “Her extensive and varied career experience bode very well for the future course of this University. Dr. Taylor embodies the institution’s motto that studies do in fact pass into character.”
An official announcement about Dr. Taylor’s appointment will appear in the Saturday, February 18th national edition of The Globe and Mail.