Speaker Schedule

November’s Speaker Session

November 19, 2019


“Ontario Tech University”


Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice‐Chancellor

December’s Speaker Session

December 17, 2019

The DUKES (Durham Ukulele Klub)

Dr. Steven Murphy joined the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as its fourth President and Vice‐Chancellor on March 1, 2018. He envisions the university as a bastion for alternative ways of thinking about why diversity in all forms is important. He believes experiential and co‐operative learning opportunities are fundamental training for successful careers. Dr. Murphy strives to reimagine higher learning as an ongoing pursuit that will fuel Canada’s knowledge economy. He encourages students to embrace a collaborative approach that champions diversity and strives to make society and our planet a better place.

Dr. Murphy is renowned for his organizational and human behaviour expertise across business and industry. Even more notably, his dedication to equity, diversity and inclusiveness underscores every facet of how he lives his life. Beyond the lens of race and gender, he believes firmly in the diversity of thoughts and ideas.

As Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, Dr. Murphy transformed the school’s brand, established novel interdisciplinary programs and fostered innovative and entrepreneurial co‐op opportunities for students. Previously, he spent more than a decade in progressive academic leadership roles at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, as Associate Dean, Research and External. He holds an esteemed record of academic achievement awards for his work examining the role of emotions in strategic decision‐making, leadership and boards, as well as his insightful approach to student‐driven teaching.

He earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Human Resource Management, a Master in Management Studies (with Distinction) in the Management of Technology and completed his Doctorate in Management, Organizational behaviour, at Carleton University.

The DUKES will be the feature entertainment at the December Port Perry PROBUS Members meeting. The ensemble will offer some of their favourite tunes as well as some seasonal Christmas songs to get everyone into the holiday spirit. You may recognize some of the group members from our own PROBUS Club in Port Perry.


In addition, for our members viewing pleasure, the Open Studio Art Interest Group will have a display of some of their artwork created over the past year.

Friendship and Fun - Retired and Loving It!

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