Kathleen Taylor

Chancellor at York University

York University’s Board of Governors appointed Kathleen Taylor as York’s 14th chancellor to a three-year term, effective January 1, 2023, marking the first time a woman will serve in the role.

Throughout her global career, and across the many and varied positive contributions as a volunteer and board member, Ms Taylor has demonstrated her commitment to supporting efforts that advance a thriving future for all.

In addition to an illustrious career that has spanned many industries, including as the first woman to serve as Chair of the Board of a major bank in Canada, she has tirelessly served her local and global communities in an extraordinary capacity, advocating for more diverse representation in her professional and personal pursuits.


  • Chancellor

    Current role

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