Armand La Barge

First Term: July 13, 2023 to July 12 2026

Dr. Armand La Barge is a member of the board of directors of the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board, and governor emeritus and immediate past chair of Trent University, where he was an active member of the Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities and the Canadian University Board Association. He served as a member of the board of governors of York University and Sacred Heart College, and president of the Seneca College Alumni Council.

Dr. La Barge has a PhD and a Master of Philosophy degree in the field of criminal justice. His groundbreaking research is focused on police response to First Nation occupations and protests. He also has a Master of Arts degree in Canadian and Indigenous studies, and a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree with distinction in the field of Canadian studies. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Guelph and an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree from Seneca College in recognition of his commitment to volunteerism, community activism and community safety.

Dr. La Barge is an Officer in the Order of Police Merit, a Commander in the Order of St. John, a recipient of the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, the Police Exemplary Service Medal and First Bar, and the Order of St. John Service Medal. In November 2022, he was invested into the Order of Ontario in recognition of his lifelong commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, human rights and community activism.