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Dr. David Sylvester, President and Vice-Chancellor, USMC

Image depicts a David Sylvester, President and Vice-Chancellor of USMC in a suit sitting at a table smiling at the camera

Dr. David Sylvester is currently in his 24th year as a Canadian university and college president. He was appointed the 8th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto in 2018. Previously, David served two terms as Principal of King’s University College at Western, was the founding President of Corpus Christi College of liberal arts established at U.B.C. and the first lay principal of St. Mark’s Theological College, Vancouver. A professor of medieval social and economic history, he holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Fordham University, New York City and has taught for three decades in universities in Canada and the United States.

David currently serves on the Education Committee and is past chair of the Governance Committee of Universities Canada.  He also serves on the boards of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto. Former national chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities of Canada and co-chair of the Institute for New Presidents for the 225-member Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities’ based in Washington, D.C. he also served for four years on the Board of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

In addition to his interest in university governance development, David is committed to advancing the role of universities as agents of community impact, especially in response to the TRC calls to action and the climate emergency before us.

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    University of St. Michael’s College
    81 St. Mary Street
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1J4

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