Distinguished Visiting Professors
David C. Dingwall
The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C. is a Distinguished Visiting Professor for the 2011/12 academic year for the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Dingwall has experience working in the private and public sectors, and consulting on domestic and international issues. He has conducted business internationally, from Australia to China, Sweden, Israel, and Thailand, among many others. As the President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, he created the first ever coloured coin, The Poppy Coin.
Dingwall was elected to the Parliament of Canada on four separate occasions. As Health Minister in 1997, he introduced and passed the Tobacco Control Act. This achievement was recognized by the World Health Organizational Association and the Canadian Lung Association. In the private sector, Dingwall was Chairman and CEO of Walding International, and founded the Darius Group, which enhances growth of new and underperforming companies. He was also Chairman and Director of Trustees for a variety of private firms.
Dingwall will be lecturing to both undergraduate and MBA students on the topic of negotiations. He will also be working with online learning products such as podcasts focusing on series of negotation perspectives. Students will benefit from Dingwall’s experience with dispute mechanisms, labour, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and entrepreneurial management.
Diane Francis is well known across the country for her hard-hitting newspaper columns and daily blog. She is Editor at Large with the National Post and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, one of Canada’s largest undergraduate business schools.She is also a broadcaster and author of nine best selling books. In addition she is a sought-after speaker, host of events and participant in conferences around the world. She has been honoured with many prestigious awards from associations, publications and universities across the country. She has been a Fellow at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Policy at the Kennedy School of Government and a Media Fellow at the World Economic Forum held annually in Davos.
Her nine books are: Who Owns Canada Now; Immigration: The Economic Case; BRE-X; The Inside Story; Fighting for Canada; Underground Nation; A Matter of Survival; The Diane Francis Inside Guide to Canada’s 50 Best Stocks; Contrepreneurs; and Controlling Interest –Who Owns Canada. Diane Francis serves on the board of directors of Aurizon Mines Ltd. of Vancouver, listed on the Toronto and American Stock Exchanges, on two advisory boards of private corporations, one in software and another in health care and the Canadian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. In recent years, she has served on the boards of CANFAR, the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research, CARE Canada, the George Brown College Foundation Board and was Chair of the successful $22-million campaign for Ryerson University’s Community Health Centre which opened in fall 2002.
Basil (Buzz) Hargrove served as National President of the Canadian Auto Workers Union from 1992 until his retirement in September 2008. One of the most recognized labour leaders in Canada, Buzz has been a figurehead in the fight for workplace and social justice. Born and raised in Bath, New Brunswick, Hargrove’s roots in the labour movement began in on the auto assembly line in Windsor, Ontario. His willingness to defend workers’ rights won him the respect and confidence of his union brothers and sisters. Buzz eventually found himself a place in the union, serving in a variety of capacities. He held several leadership positions and eventually was elected to the executive of UAW-Canada Local 444.
Buzz joined the UAW staff in 1975 and three years later became the assistant to then UAW Canadian Director Bob White. Hargrove was an integral part of the leadership team that broke away from the UAW in 1984 and formed the CAW in 1985. Along with his efforts as National President for sixteen years, he served as vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress’ executive committee. Hargrove has extensive bargaining experience, having negotiated with some of Canada’s largest private corporations including General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Air Canada, and CN Rail. His well-rounded understanding of the economic, social and political issues affecting workers has fuelled his commitment to help working people and their families at home and around the world.In November 1998, Hargrove released an autobiography entitled Labour of Love: The Fight to Create a More Humane Canada. In recognition of his hard work and dedication Hargrove received honorary doctorates from Brock University in 1998, the University of Windsor in 2003, Wilfred Laurier University in 2004, Ryerson University in 2006 and the University of New Brunswick in 2008. He was also named a Fellow of Centennial College in June of 2005.
Nationally recognized for his contributions to society, Buzz was named an officer of the prestigious Order of Canada in 2008.Since retirement, Buzz has focused his energy on many different projects. He was appointed to the National Hockey League Player’s Association (NHLPA) advisory, holding the position of interim Ombudsman and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in the Ted Rogers School of Business offering a critical labour perspective on social, economical and political issues to undergraduate and graduate students.
Peter C. Newman