Quest University Canada Board of Governors Statement

May 8, 2017

The Chair of the Board of Governors of Quest University Canada today confirms that Dr. Peter Englert is no longer the President and Vice Chancellor of the University. The Board also eliminated the Executive Vice President position and role. Dr. I-Chant Chiang will return to her full-time role as a faculty member.

The Board has appointed Dr. Marjorie Wonham as Interim President of the University. Wonham has been a Professor of Life Sciences and faculty member at Quest University Canada for more than six years, having served on Quest’s Academic Council, Diversity and Equity Committee and Faculty Performance Review Committee during her time with the University. An executive search for a new, permanent president will be initiated in the coming weeks.

Board Chair Mary Jo Larson said, “The Board of Governors has confidence in Professor Wonham, to provide strong leadership for the University’s Administration while a thorough search for a new President is undertaken.”

The Board has also created a Finance and Audit Committee and appointed David Fujimagari as Treasurer. The Finance and Audit Committee includes the Treasurer, Claude Rinfret, and Michael Hutchison.

The Board of Governors is committed to ensuring that Quest University Canada maintains its position and reputation as one of the top ranked undergraduate university programs in North America by:

• Continuing to champion its revolutionary educational model, which sparks personal growth, intellectual development, and courage to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

• Supporting faculty and students in their collaborative exploration of the world’s complexities.

• Enhancing Quest University Canada’s connection to its community partners.

Quest University Canada has enjoyed ten years of success and growth. Founded in 2007 with 30 students, Quest’s unique academic model and visionary approach has led to significant growth over the decade. Year-to-date financial reports for Quest are the best they have been in the history of the University.

Interim President, Professor Wonham, will provide regular updates to communicate and engage with the University community over the coming months.

Mary Jo Larson,
Chair, Board of Governors
Quest University Canada



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