Kevin Lynch Vice-Chair of BMO Financial Group is the Next Chancellor at the
University of King's College Halifax, Nova Scotia
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/04/13 --
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The University of King's College is delighted to announce that the
Honourable Kevin Lynch, PC, OC, vice-chair of the BMO Financial
Group, became the college's 14th chancellor on 1 July 2013. The
Honourable Michael A. Meighen, QC, steps down after 12 years in the
role as head of our community.
Born and raised in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Dr Lynch holds a BA from
Mount Allison University, a master's degree in economics from the
University of Manchester, and a doctorate in economics from McMaster
University. He began his career in 1976 as an economist with the Bank
of Canada and held many positions in the Government of Canada,
including deputy minister of Finance and deputy minister of Industry.
In 2006 he was appointed Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the
Cabinet, and Head of the Public Service of Canada.
Dr Lynch also served as executive director of the International
Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. In 2010 he was appointed vice chair
of BMO Financial Group. He also serves on many boards of governors
and currently chairs the board of governors at the University of
Waterloo and the Ditchley Foundation of Canada. Dr Lynch holds seven
honorary doctor of laws degrees from the following universities:
University of Victoria (2010), McMaster University (2010), University
of Alberta (2009), University of Saskatchewan (2009), Queen's
University (2008), Mount Allison University (2008), and Cape Breton
"King's has benefited greatly from Michael Meighen's distinguished
tenure as chancellor," says King's president Dr George Cooper. "He
has been an exceptional public face for our university and King's has
gained in profile and support as a result. As Michael's fine work in
this role concludes, he joins us in welcoming Kevin Lynch to the
community. Dr Lynch will bring to King's not only his wide experience
in both public and business life, but also his strong commitment to
higher education in Canada. Throughout his time as a senior public
servant, Dr. Lynch championed the role of Canadian universities in
fulfilling both the intellectual and the economic success of Canada
in a competitive world. We look forward to welcoming him into our
"The University of King's College is an extraordinary Canadian
institution and a jewel in the rich educational fabric of Nova
Scotia," says Dr Lynch. "I am honoured and excited to be part of such
a unique community."
Reflecting on his time as chancellor, Michael Meighen says: "I have
greatly enjoyed my 12 years as chancellor of King's, which is a
wonderfully close-knit and collegial community. I am delighted that
King's has attracted to the role someone with such exceptional
qualifications and experience as Kevin Lynch."
Dr Lynch will be installed as chancellor in the autumn of 2013.
About the University of King's College: Established in 1789, King's
College is Canada's oldest chartered university. A small and
extraordinarily lively academic community located in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, King's is known nationally and internationally for its highly
acclaimed interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and
journalism. King's will celebrate its 225th anniversary in 2014.
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University of King's College
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