Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition 6 .: March 2008

John M. Thompson named Chancellor at Western

Western Engineering was delighted to learn that John M. Thompson, BESc. ’66, will be appointed as Western’s 20th Chancellor.

Thompson, for whom the Thompson Engineering Building is named, will officially assume his new position during the Fall Convocation on October 24, 2008. He succeeds Arthur Labatt, who has served the university since 2004 and whose term ends June 30.

In addition to graduating from Western with an engineering degree, Mr. Thompson has also completed an executive management programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He has served on the Advisory Council of Western Engineering and received the L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal in 1989, in recognition of his outstanding career achievement and contribution to his community and was presented with an honourary LLD from Western in 1994.

Thompson began his career with IBM Canada Ltd. and went on to become their President and Chief Executive Officer in 1986. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of TD Bank Financial Group.

For a closer look at the life of John M. Thompson, read the Western News story: “John Thompson Western's next chancellor”, from Thursday, March 20, 2008.

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