Dr. David Barnard became President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba on July 1, 2008.
His career includes serving as the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina (1998-2005), and as Vice-President (Administration) and Controller (1996-1998). He previously spent 19 years at Queen’s University where he was a Professor of Computing and Information Science and assumed several increasingly senior administrative roles, including Associate to the Vice-Principals Research, Human Services and Resources at various times. In 2005-08 he was COO of iQmetrix.
Dr. Barnard holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Toronto and a Dip.C.S. in theological studies from Regent College, University of British Columbia. His research has been supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, international agencies and industry.
Dr. Barnard has extensive board experience including at the Bank of Canada (Executive Committee, lead director), the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (chair), Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education, the Saskatchewan Provincial Court Commission (chair), Saskatchewan Power Corporation (chair), and the Canada West Foundation. Currently he chairs the Board of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and is a member of the boards of Greystone Managed Investments and CentreVenture Development Corporation.