Speaker Profiles

Amit Chakma

Amit Chakma

President & Vice-Chancellor

Western University

Amit Chakma is the 10th President & Vice-Chancellor of Western University. He also currently serves as a member of the Science, Technology & Innovation Council of Canada, and as a council member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

He is the Past Chair of the World University Service of Canada and was the inaugural Chair of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities. He also served in 2012 as Chair of the Federal government's Advisory Panel on Canada's International Education Strategy which informed the development of Canada's international education strategy titled Harnessing our knowledge advantage to drive innovation and prosperity. In 2014 he became the first Canadian university president to receive the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award.

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