Sheldon Levy


Sheldon Levy

Sheldon Levy is the President and Vice Chancellor of Ryerson University. [Sonja Puzic and Alison Northcott: cite news|url=http://www.theeyeopener.com/storydetail.cfm?storyid=2024|title=Goodbye Rye High: Sheldon Levy — New pres wants to make Ryerson a more welcoming place for students|publisher=The Eyeopener|date=2005-08-23] [cite news|url=http://www.uoit.ca/EN/main2/news_events/news_archives/news_releases/35302/20050201.html|title=UOIT vice-president named next president of Ryerson University|publisher=University of Ontario Institute of Technology|date=2005-02-01] Sheldon was educated at Downsview Public and Secondary School, in Toronto eventually earning his master's degree in Mathematics from York University.

Employment

Sheldon has previously been employed as Vice President, Finance and Strategy, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Vice President, Government and Institutional Relations, University of Toronto; President, Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology; and finally Vice President, Institutional Affairs, York University.

Mr. Levy's current Board and Committee appointments include:
* Board of Directors, Innovation Institute of Ontario;
* Advisory Board, Elder Research Centre, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning; and
* The Board of Directors, Toronto Board of Trade.

Controversy

In 2006, Levy sparked controversy by defending the decision of Ryerson's Awards and Ceremonials Standing Committee of the Academic Council to award an honorary degree to Margaret Somerville, who is noted for her opposition to same-sex marriage and gay families. He explained that the while Ryerson University did not agree with Dr. Somerville's views, revoking the award would be counter to freedom of speech and right to expression. [cite web|url=http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060619/ryerson_protest_060619/20060619?hub=TopStories|title=Faculty protests award for Montreal ethicist|work=CTV News|accessmonthday=June 19 |accessyear=2006] [cite web|url=http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=10eb2f42-aefb-42d7-b647-e1d9ed01361a&k=92658|title=Protests as ethicist Margaret Somerville awarded honorary degree by Ryerson|work=Erin Atack,Canadian Press|accessmonthday=August 17 |accessyear=2006]

References

External links

* [http://www.ryerson.ca/about/president/about/ Ryerson University: Sheldon Levy's Biography]


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