O'Brien, David P.

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O'Brien, David P.

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        On December 19 2005, Chairman of the Board of Governors Peter Kruyt and University President Claude Lajeunesse announced that David P. O’Brien, a Loyola College graduate, had been named Chancellor for a three-year term, effective January 1, 2006. O’Brien was installed as Concordia’s sixth Chancellor at the June 12, 2006 Spring Convocation. He was then Chairman of both the Royal Bank of Canada and EnCana Corporation. O’Brien was honoured as outgoing Chancellor at the Fall 2010 Convocation ceremonies.

        • In 2008, O’Brien made a gift of $2 million towards sustainability. His donation assisted in establishing the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (DOCSE) and the David O’Brien Distinguished Professorship. DOCSE was inaugurated on November 16, 2009 by the Chancellor himself.
        • In 2009, O’Brien was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada for his contribution as a respected corporate leader and his generous support of post-secondary education in Canada.
        • O’Brien was appointed to Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Advisory Board in 2009.


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        Concordia University. Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor (1974 -)

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            Concordia University Magazine, ‘’Meet Concordia’s new chancellor, David P. O’Brien’’, June 2006, p. 9
            Concordia Journal, ‘’Chancellor energizes sustainable leadership’’, November 20, 2008, p. 4
            Concordia Journal, ‘’O’Brien appointed new chancellor’’, January 12, 2006, p. 4
            Concordia Journal, ‘’Accolades’’, January 15, 2009, p. 3
            Concordia Journal, ‘’JMSB centre inaugurated’’, November 26, 2009, p. 5

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