His Grace, Archbishop Francis Leo
Archbishop of Toronto, Chancellor of the University of St Michael’s College
Archbishop Francis Leo, an accomplished academic who has served in a variety of roles within the Roman Catholic Church in Canada, the United States and Australia, is Chancellor of the University of St. Michael’s College.
As stated in the University of St. Michael’s College Act (2005), the Chancellor, who is also a member of St. Michael’s Senate, presides at University convocations and confers degrees. Archbishop Leo became the sixth person to serve as Chancellor of the University. His appointment was made by the University’s Collegium, St. Michael’s governing board of directors. Prior to being named Archbishop of Toronto in February 2023, Archbishop Leo served as Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal. A respected academic who speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish, Archbishop Leo has taught philosophy and theology and served as a Judge for the Canadian Appeal Tribunal. He is President and founding member of the Canadian Mariological Society. He is a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem as well as a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Dominic (Third Order Dominican).
Archbishop Leo was installed as Chancellor immediately prior to the Baccalaureate Mass on June 12, 2023.