Dr. Alexandra Gillespie

Principal - University of Toronto Mississauga & Vice President - University of Toronto

After completing her BA (Hons.) in English at Victoria University of Wellington, Gillespie attended Oxford’s Corpus Christi College where she earned an MSt and DPhil. She went on to a Research Fellowship at Balliol College, Oxford, and a Library Fellowship at Darwin College, Cambridge, before coming to UTM as a professor of English in 2004. Since then, she has directed numerous projects of national and international significance, shaping educational policies, priorities, and practices as Chair of UTM’s Department of English & Drama; as an early member of Toronto’s Initiative for Diversity & Excellence; as the first Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute’s Digital Humanities Network; and as UTM’s Vice-Presidential Special Advisor in Research.



Craig McDonald

Director of Global Strategy & Innovation

Metalworks Institute


Rashmi Swarup

Director of Education

Peel District School Board


Dr Janet Morrison

President & Vice Chancellor

Sheridan College


Frank Gerencser

Chairman, CEO & Co-founder

triOS College