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Old Boy appointed as Special Adviser to the Principal

I am delighted to announce that Jim Garner ’77 has joined UCC in a consulting capacity. In his new role as Special Adviser to the Principal, he will provide support on advancement, strategic planning and other senior management issues, and will be a member of the College’s Executive Committee.
IMG_5717 Jim Garner
Jim has an extensive background in executive leadership in the private and broader public sectors. He recently retired from the Hospital for Sick Children where he held the position of Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services. In addition to a wide range of operational responsibilities at SickKids, he played a central role in the planning and oversight of the $400-million Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning.

Prior to joining SickKids, Jim was the chief financial officer for two publicly-traded healthcare/life sciences companies, and worked in the investment banking industry. Jim is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a MBA from the Institute of Management Development in Switzerland.

Jim has also been an active senior volunteer at the College. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors, President of the UCC Association, Trustee of the UCC Foundation, as well as Co-Class President.

I am thrilled with Jim’s appointment as we enter a new phase of strategic planning. He will also play a central role in leading our ambitious $100-million Think Ahead Campaign, with the recent departure of Bill O’Hearn as vice-principal of advancement. The College is fortunate to have such a committed Old Boy with his extensive experience on the team.

Please join me in welcoming him to this role. He can be reached at jgarner@ucc.on.ca

Jim Power, Principal