Daniel Woolf, Principal Emeritus of Queen’s University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), effective April 24, 2020.
Having served as Queen’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor between 2009 and 2019, Dr. Woolf remains a professor in the Department of History at Queen’s. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries of London and the Royal Society of Canada. He serves on the board of directors of the Historica Canada Foundation and is a past member of the executive committee of the Royal Society of Canada. He is also the former chair of the Council of Ontario Universities. He is the author and editor of eleven books and many articles.
He began his academic career at Queen’s as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellow in history. He later joined the history department at Dalhousie University and went on to serve as associate dean and acting dean of graduate studies. Dr. Woolf joined McMaster University in 1999 as dean of its Faculty of Humanities and as a professor in its history department. In 2002 he became dean of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts and a professor in its Department of History and Classics. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s and a doctorate from Oxford University.
“Dr. Woolf will make an excellent board member, and we are delighted to have him join us in the oversight of HEQCO’s important research mission,” said A. Scott Carson, Chair (Acting) of HEQCO.