Founding President & Vice chancellor
Tim McTiernan is President Emeritus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and holds an appointment as an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. He served as President and Vice-Chancellor of the university from 2011 to 2017. He was formerly a Visiting Scholar at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. In addition to current and many previous appointments to public sector and not-for-profit boards, he was a founding board member of MaRS Innovation and founding member of both the Dispute Resolution Board established under the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act (1994), and the Environmental Impact Screening Committee established under the Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Act (1984). He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Mod) from Trinity College in Dublin, and his MA and PhD in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Besides reports, position papers, and presentations, he has published over a dozen book chapters and journal articles and presented more than 75 conference papers, invited presentations and keynote addresses on innovation and commercialization, regional and sectorial economic development strategies, postsecondary education policy and sustainable development.