Patrick Deane

President @ McMaster University

Dr. Patrick Deane, PhD, is the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, a position he has held since 2010. As President, Dr. Deane is focused on promoting and supporting research, strengthening the connections between the University and the local and global communities that it serves and ensuring an engaging experience for its students.

Dr. Deane received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, taught English Literature at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario, and subsequently undertook a variety of progressively more senior academic administrative roles at the University of Winnipeg and Queen’s University prior to his appointment at McMaster.

Dr. Deane is also a Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies and has published two books and many articles and other publications. He has been honoured with many awards for his academic work, including the first John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature, which he received in 1988. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.