Mr. Barnard is an experienced senior executive with a record of building and leading high-performance executive teams and effectively communicating with partners, stakeholders, government and the public. Mr. Barnard has served on a number of different, high-profile boards in the past, including as Lead Director for the Bank of Canada, Board Chair of Universities Canada, as a member of the board of Greystone Managed Investments and many others.
At present, Mr. Barnard is President and Vice-Chancellor, and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba. He previously served as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina and as Associate to Vice-Principals at Queen’s University. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Member of the Order of Manitoba.
Mr. Barnard holds a PhD, MSc and BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, a DipCS from Regent College (University of British Columbia) and an LLM from Osgoode Hall (York University), and resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba