Goodman reelected as Chancellor

One of Canada’s most significant investment industry leaders and business builders has been re-elected to a second three-year term as Chancellor of Brock.Ned Goodman was recently re-elected by the University Senate with the full support of the University’s Board of Trustees. His new term will begin when his current term expires in October.Beyond conferring all degrees and diplomas, his duties as Chancellor include playing a leadership role in advancing the University and in the educational welfare of Brock students. His first term as Chancellor was characterized by a period of robust growth for the University, both in enrolment and in the completion or announcement of unprecedented infrastructure projects and facilities.Goodman said he welcomes the opportunity to continue his role for another term.“I have immensely enjoyed working with and being associated with Brock University,” Goodman said, “and I am delighted to remain as Chancellor. Brock is the type of innovative institution whose pursuit of excellence will inspire young minds to make Canada a world leader intellectually, culturally and economically.”The University is fortunate to have Goodman remain as Chancellor given his professional and community achievement and legacy of success, President Jack Lightstone said.“Mr. Goodman’s knowledge, experience and advice has been invaluable to us throughout his first term,” Lightstone said. “As Brock’s presence and role continues to grow and evolve, both as a centre of education and research and as a community partner in Niagara and beyond, it is extremely important for us to have a seasoned leader like Ned Goodman as our Chancellor.”**Ten facts about Ned GoodmanHe was born in Montreal in 1937 to a Ukrainian immigrant family.His father was a fashion designer in Montreal’s garment business.As a youth, he played football and basketball, and loved physics, math and chemistry.He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He also received an honorary Doctorate of Laws by Concordia University.He is founder and benefactor of the Goodman Institute of Investment Management, a graduate school for investment management at Concordia University. He serves there as an adjunct professor and member of the Associates of the Chancellor.His professional career started in 1962 when he and future business partner Austin Beutel managed the Bronfman family money at Edpar. Shortly afterward, he and Beutel formed their own financial services firm with Seymour Schulich. Together, they built one of the largest independent financial firms in the country — Beutel, Goodman & Co.He left Beutel, Goodman & Co. in 1976 to form Dundee Capital.He is president and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Bancorp Inc. He serves as chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Wealth and Dundee Wealth Management Inc., and chairman of Dynamic Mutual Funds Limited.His philanthropic activities including chairman emeritus of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, a governor of Junior Achievement of Canada, a director of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation and a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts. He is a founding director of the Roasters Foundation, the Jodamada Foundation and the Dynamic Fund Foundation. He is a former director of Mount Sinai Hospital and the World Gold Council.He was named Ontario’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *