About the President

David H. Turpin, CM, PhD, LLD, FRSC, is the 13th president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta. One of Canada’s most admired and respected post-secondary leaders, Dr. Turpin has held several leadership roles. From 2000-2013, he was president of the University of Victoria, where he implemented an ambitious vision and strategic plan to inspire a culture of excellence in teaching and research that would make UVic a destination of choice for students, faculty, and staff from British Columbia, Canada, and the world. A distinguished scholar and Thomson ISI highly cited researcher in plant biochemistry and physiology, Dr. Turpin has earned many honours and distinctions for his research, teaching, and service to the community. He is a member of the Order of Canada and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Having served on many national and international academic bodies, he is currently chair of the World University Service of Canada. In June 2015, he received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Manitoba.

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