Professor Joseph Wong appointed to UCC Board of Governors
UCC parent Joseph Wong, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, International Student Experience at the University of Toronto, is the newest appointee to Upper Canada College’s Board of Governors. Professor Wong is the Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and a Professor of Political Science. He has held the Canada Research Chair in Health, Democracy, and Development and was Director of the Munk School’s Asian Institute.
Professor Wong has worked extensively with the World Bank and the United Nations, and has advised governments on matters of public policy in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. His research focuses on poverty and innovation. Through the Asian Institute and the Global Ideas Institute, he works with high school students, who are encouraged to think in a global context and tackle global challenges.
In 2013, Wong spoke at Upper Canada College at the annual World Affairs Conference where he debated “the death of the welfare state.” He is the recipient of the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Toronto.
UCC’S Board of Governors establishes and directs policy for the College and oversees its financial affairs.