The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has reappointed Noreen Taylor as chancellor, effective Jan. 29.
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.
Taylor 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 the chair of Saint Elizabeth Health Care, Canada’s leading not-for-profit deliverer of home health care, and president of Windfields Farm Limited. The respected artist and teacher serves on the board of the National Ballet of Canada.
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.
“It is an honour and privilege to be chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, a university connected to the lands of Windfields Farm, which for generations raised champion thoroughbred horses,” Taylor said. “In my various roles at Windfields, I have watched this university evolve from a dream, and vision of my husband Charles, into the reality of today’s thriving institution. In the same spirit and tradition of Windfields, the university produces outstanding future leaders who are champions in their own right.”