The Business + Higher Education Roundtable represents businesses and post-secondary institutions from coast to coast. Post-secondary members reflect the diversity of Canada’s higher education community, ranging from colleges with long-standing networks in their local business and innovation communities to major university research institutions. Industry members come from some of Canada’s largest and most recognizable companies, who work with hundreds of thousands of Canadians in communities across the country.


Rather than advocating for the specific interests of individual schools, provinces or businesses, BHER members focus on achieving the best outcome for the country.

Dalhousie University

Dr. Deep Saini, President and Vice-Chancellor

D2L Corporation

John Baker, President and CEO (Board Director)

Nova Scotia Community College

Don Bureaux, President (Board Director)

Red River College

Dr. Christine Watson, Interim President and CEO

Linamar Corporation

Linda S. Hasenfratz, CEO

TELUS Communications Inc.

Darren Entwistle, President and CEO

Cameco Corporation

Tim Gitzel, President and CEO

McGill University

Dr. Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor

University of Toronto

Dr. Meric Gertler, President and Vice-Chancellor (Board Vice-Chair)

University of Waterloo

Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor

Algonquin College

Claude Brule, President and CEO

Siemens Canada Limited

Faisal Kazi, President and CEO

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Kathy Kinloch, President

Teck Resources Limited

Donald Lindsay, President and CEO

Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.

Ian Smith, President and CEO

University of Calgary

Dr. Ed McCauley, President and Vice-Chancellor

University of British Columbia

Dr. Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor

SAIT Polytechnic

Dr. David Ross, President

Royal Bank of Canada

David McKay, President and CEO (Board Chair)

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Dr. Larry Rosia, President and CEO

CAE Inc.

Marc Parent, President and CEO (Board Director)

George Brown College

Anne Sado, President (Board Vice-Chair)

PCL Constructors Inc.

David Filipchuk, President and CEO

Microsoft Canada Inc.

Kevin Peesker, President

University of Regina

Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor (Board Director)