Harvey P. Weingarten

President & CEO, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (Toronto, ON)

Dr. Harvey P. Weingarten is President and CEO of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) – an arm’s length agency of the Ontario government that conducts research and provides policy advice to government to improve the accessibility, quality and accountability of colleges and universities. Since joined HEQCO in 2010, Dr. Weingarten has expanded the agency’s advisory role and influence with government and has orchestrated a larger public information mandate for HEQCO.

Prior to HEQCO, Dr. Weingarten was President and Vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary for nine years. Under his leadership, the university increased access, invested in students, recruited world-class faculty and attracted record amounts of research revenue and philanthropic support. Dr. Weingarten was provost at McMaster University from 1996-2001. During a 21-year career at McMaster he served as Dean of Science, Professor of Psychology and Department Chair.

He received his B.Sc. from McGill University, and his M.S., M.Phil. and PhD from Yale University. Dr. Weingarten has served on many boards and councils including the Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Canada; the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network; and Shad Valley.

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Other work in R&D:

The 2010 federal panel, chaired by Mr. Tom Jenkins, launched its report in October 2011, providing recommendations to the Government of Canada on how it can maximize the impact of the $7 billion it spends annually in support of business and commercially-oriented R&D.

The work of the federal panel focused on the effectiveness of federal programs whereas the Council’s expert panel will assess the overall state of industrial R&D in Canada.

Review of Federal Support to Research and Development