O.C.,B.A.'65, Ph.D.'72 (Princeton), LL.D.'02, LL.D.'07 (UBC), LL.D.'07(Ottawa). Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment and Immigration (1980-84); Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance (1984-92); Deputy Minister, Finance (1992-97); Deputy Minister of Health (1998-2001); Governor, Bank of Canada (2001-08); Assistant Professor, Queen's (1968-72); Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins (1977-80); Executive in Residence, UBC (1997-98); Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser (1997-98). He is Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP one of Canada’s leading law firms. He is a member of the board of directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, the C.D. Howe Institute and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Also, he co-chairs the Global Market Monitoring Group of the International Institute of Finance. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
B.A.(Hons.)’80, D.Phil.’83 (Oxford). Daniel Woolf became Queen’s University’s 20th Principal and Vice-Chancellor on Sept 1 2009. Formerly Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta, he has also been a professor and administrator at McMaster University and Dalhousie University. Born in Britain and raised in Winnipeg, he studied history at Queen’s (BAH 1980) before earning a DPhil at Oxford University (1983) and then returning to Queen’s as a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in history. A specialist in early modern British history and in the history of historical thought and writing, he is also a Professor in the Queen’s History Department and remains active in research and graduate supervision. He is married and has three children, one of them a Queen’s student. He is a Fellow of a number of learned societies, including the Royal Society of Canada.