The Advisory Council is made up of distinguished women and men from diverse backgrounds who have broad experience with universities and with the developing world.

Stephen J. Toope
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, England; former Director, Munk School of Global Affairs
Robert Suskind
Founding Dean, California University of Science & Medicine, Colton, California, and a variety of other US medical schools
Chris Smart
Former Director, Special Initiatives Division, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario; Past Chair, VSO-Canada Board
Timothy M. Shaw
Faculty Fellow, Conflict Resolution, Human Security, & Global Governance, U. of Massachusetts; Professor Emeritus, U. of London
Mahamadé Savadogo
Professor & former Head, Philosophy, & Director, School of Literature, Social Science & Communication, U. of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Joyashree Roy
Professor & Head, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Marc Renaud
Professor Emeritus, U. de Montréal, Québec: former President, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario
Eva Rathgeber
International Development Consultant; past President, Canadian Association for International Development; Chair, Gender & Water Alliance
J. Robert S. Prichard
President Emeritus, University of Toronto; past director, Int’l Association of Universities, Association of American Universities, & World Bank Institute
James Orbinski
Associate Professor, University of Toronto; former President, Médecins sans Frontières; Board Chair, War Child Canada & Dignitas International
Vic Neufeld
Special Advisor, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research; Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Ontario
Ernest-Marie Mbonda
Maître de conférences & Vice-Doyen, Philosophy Faculty, Catholic University of Central Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Paule Leduc
Past Rector, U. du Québec à Montréal; former President, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council; former Director, Canada Council for the Arts
Phil Gold
Douglas G. Cameron Professor of Medicine & Professor, Physiology and Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Magbaily Fyle
Professor Emeritus, Department of African American & African Studies, Ohio State University; Professor Emeritus, University of Sierra Leone
Charles Freedman
Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada
Louise Fréchette
Chair, CARE International Supervisory Board; former Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
Francine Fournier
Former head of Quebec Human Rights Commission; former Assistant Director-General, Social & Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO
Jeffrey C. Fine
Former Executive Director & architect, International Development Research Centre’s African Economic Research Consortium
G.O.S. Ekhaguere
President, International Centre for Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Lagos, Nigeria; Professor, Mathematics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Paul Davenport
President Emeritus, Western University, London, Ontario; Chair, Board of Directors, University of Rwanda
Wendy M. Cecil
Former Chancellor, Victoria University, University of Toronto; former Chair, Governing Council, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Cecil Abrahams
University Professor, Syracuse University, New York; former Rector & Vice-Chancellor, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa