Mirvish Reappointed Chancellor

April 14, 2014 - Campus Bulletin

David Mirvish has been appointed to a second term as University of Guelph chancellor. U of G's Senate approved the reappointment April 7, extending his tenure until March 2018.

Mirvish, a Canadian theatre producer, art collector and lifelong supporter of the arts, was first appointed U of G’s chancellor in February of 2012. He the eighth chancellor since the University’s founding in 1964.

As chancellor, Mirvish presides at convocations, confers all University degrees and acts as an ambassador. As the University’s senior volunteer, he represents its interests to all government levels.

Mirvish owns and operates Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre, Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon Theatre) and Panasonic Theatre. Mirvish Productions has produced plays and musicals for these and other venues.

Mirvish ran David Mirvish Gallery, which supported contemporary art and Canadian artists, and operated an art bookstore for 38 years.

He has been named to the Order of Ontario and to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour for lifetime achievement, and has received honorary degrees from several universities.

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