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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
December 8, 2016
Canadian Excellence

John Pollock

Chancellor Emeritus, WLU; Chairman, President and CEO, Blairtech Investments

Since March 31, 2008, John Pollock served as Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. His term concluded on October 28, 2011. John is a well-known Kitchener-Waterloo businessman, having served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Electrohome Limited from 1962 to 2009.

John is a trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario, a member of the XPO Forum Group, and serves on the Board of Governors for the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation and Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region. He is a past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of Western Ontario, and a past member of The Science Council of Canada, Young Presidents Organization, The Trillium Foundation, Junior Achievement of Canada, and the University of Waterloo Foundation.

He has also served on the Board of Governors of Cambridge Memorial Hospital, St. Johnís Kilmarnock School (past Chairman), University of Waterloo and Freeport Hospital. His community involvement also includes past President of K-W Art Gallery, past director of Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Immersion Studios, Cambridge & North Dumfries Hydro, ThyssenKrupp Budd Canada Inc. and director and Vice-Chair of S.C. Johnson and Son Limited (Brantford).

Degrees: MBA, Harvard University; LLD Wilfrid Laurier University; LLD University of Waterloo