Honorary Doctorate of Technology Recipient(s)
Recipients for 2019Elyse Allan
Former President and CEO, GE Canada
Elyse Allan is a passionate champion for Canada’s competitiveness, advancing the country’s science and technology base and competitive fiscal policy. During her 30-year association with GE, executive roles in other technology and manufacturing companies, and her current board role at Brookfield Asset Management, she has worked across many sectors of IZUNA’s strategic focus: training technically-minded workers for the fields of power and hydro, oil and gas, aviation, health care, transportation, and capital financing.
Elyse actively engages in developing and shaping public policy through industry groups, research, and advocacy organizations. She has participated on a number of federal and provincial government advisory boards focused on Canada’s competitiveness, energy strategy, economic development, transportation strategy, and access to credit. She was recognized in the Top 100 Women of Influence Hall of Fame by the Women’s Executive Network, the YWCA Woman of Distinction (Business), and by Maclean’s and Canadian Business magazines as one of Canada’s most influential business leaders. In 2014, she was appointed Member of the Order of Canada for her community engagement and achievements as an innovative business leader.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire where she studied Biology and environmental studies and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she chairs the Board of Overseers.
President and CEO, Indspire
In addition to being President and CEO of Indspire—a nationally registered charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Indigenous peoples in Canada to achieve their potential—Roberta Jamieson is also Executive Producer of the Indspire Awards. A Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts, Roberta was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree. She was the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee, the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario, and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.
Roberta, a long time advocate for greater diversity on corporate boards, is a member of Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency and former member of Hydro One’s Board of Directors.
She has earned numerous awards, including, most recently, YWCA’s President’s Award and Women’s Executive Network’s “Canada’s Most Powerful Women” Hall of Fame, as well as 25 honorary degrees. An accomplished expert in alternative dispute resolution, Roberta served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
* Above profile is as of date degree was announced.
Position titles are listed as they were at the time of nomination.
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