Heather Munroe-Blum

Director at Royal Bank of Canada

Heather Munroe-Blum is chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. She is emerita principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, having served as principal and vice-chancellor from 2003 until 2013. Prior to this, she was vice-president of Research and International Relations at the University of Toronto.

She is chair of the Canada Gairdner Foundation, co-chair of the Leaders’ Council of McGill University’s Tanenbaum Open Science Institute and a director of the board of Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She is a member of the Trilateral Commission.

Dr. Munroe-Blum received a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and bachelor degrees of Arts and Social Work from McMaster University.

She is an officer of the Order of Canada, an officer of l’Ordre national du Québec and a specially elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.



  • Director

    Current role