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Bonnie M. Patterson

President & CEO Council of Ontario Universities

As President of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), Bonnie M. Patterson advocates for Ontario’s universities to ensure students receive the highest quality education. She has held prominent positions in the sector, notably as President and Vice-Chancellor of Trent University, Dean of Business at Ryerson University, and Professor at Ryerson’s School of Administration and Information Management. She has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, and received the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada award from the Women’s Executive Network.