August 28, 2013
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.