Perry N. Dellelce, Chair
Perry Dellelce is a founder and managing partner of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, one of Canada’s leading corporate finance and transactional law firms. Perry practises in the areas of securities, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Perry has been recognized as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer by Lexpert and as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in the area of Technology Transactions in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and as a Leading Canadian Global Mining Lawyer in Lexpert’s Global Mining 2016/2017 Supplement.
LL.B. University of Ottawa 1990
M.B.A. University of Notre Dame 1987
B.A. Western University 1985
Perry serves on the board of directors of various corporations and various charitable and not-for-profit organizations. Some of his mandates include:
- Board of Governors - University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario;
- Chair, Defy the Conventional Capital Campaign - University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario;
- Past Chair, Board of Directors - Sunnybrook Foundation, Toronto, Ontario;
- Board of Directors - Sunnybrook Foundation, Toronto, Ontario;
- Board of Directors - Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc., Toronto, Ontario;
- Business Advisory Council - Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana;
- Deputy Chair, Campaign Cabinet – Western University, London, Ontario;
- Board of Directors – Canadian Olympic Foundation;
- Board of Directors – Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation, Toronto, Ontario;
- Co-Chair – Toronto Celebrates Sudbury Organization Committee.
Perry has received a number of awards and recognition for his community service. Some of these honours include:
- Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Business Excellence Award – Community Building Award
- University of Ottawa – Common Law Honour Society
- University of Notre Dame – Distinguished Alumni Award for the Mendoza College of Business
- Western University – The Albert Citation
- Western University – Purple and White Award
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ottawa
Sheila Block, Vice-Chair
Sheila R. Block is Chair of Torys' Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice in Toronto and serves as trial and appellate counsel with a broad civil litigation practice. She has acted as counsel on numerous high-profile cases that span a wide range of disciplines, appearing before all levels of court in Canada and in international arbitrations.
Ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada's top 25 corporate litigators and one of Canada's top 25 women lawyers, Ms. Block has taught advocacy in Canada, the United States, Britain, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, El Salvador, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Singapore, India, and Hong Kong, as well as publishing the Canadian edition of Modern Trial Advocacy by Lubet.
Since receiving an LLB (Gold Medallist) from the University of Ottawa in 1972, and being called to the Ontario Bar in 1974, Ms. Block has established herself as one of Canada's most prominent lawyers. Her career accomplishments have been recognized with numerous awards, such as the Advocates' Society Medal, the Laidlaw Medal for Advocacy, the Toronto Lawyers' Association Award of Distinction, the Law Society Medal, the OBA's Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation, and the Meritas Tabaret Award for Alumni Achievement. She was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2016 by Benchmark. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers, and an inaugural member of the University of Ottawa's Common Law Honour Society. She was awarded an honorary LLD from uOttawa in 2014 and an honorary LLD from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2015.
Ms. Block chaired the Quadrennial Commission on Judicial Compensation (2007-2011). She has served on several boards and currently serves as Chair of the Touching Tiny Lives Foundation, Trustee and President of the Harold G. Fox Foundation and a founder and Trustee of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy, Geneva.
Jacline Nyman (B.Adm 1990)
Vice-President, External Relations, University of Ottawa
Jean-Paul Bisnaire (LLB 1976)
Former Senior Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and General Counsel, Manulife Financial Corporation
Margo Brousseau (LL.B. and M.B.A., Laval University)
Julie Cafley (BEd 1996, MEd 2003, PhD 2015)
Executive Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships, Public Policy Forum
Peter Chiarelli (LLB 1991)
Co-Owner, Dubuque Fighting Saints
France Chrétien Desmarais OC (BSocSc 1978)
Director, Sanpalo Investments Corporation
Kevin Gilmore (LLB 1987)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Montreal Impact
Huguette Labelle OC, OOnt (BScN 1960, PhD 1980)
Emeritus Governor, University of Ottawa
Lisa LaFlamme OC, OOnt (BA 1988)
Chief Anchor and Senior Editor, CTV National News
Mina Lux (BASc 1992)
Principal, Mina Lux Consulting
Elizabeth Rody (BA 1983)
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief of Protocol, Ministry of International Relations and la Francophonie, Québec
Calin Rovinescu OC (LLB 1980)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada, and Chancellor, University of Ottawa
Marc Savard (LLL 1997)
Régisseur, Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec
Ian Telfer (MBA 1976)
Chairman, Goldcorp Inc.
Hugh Verrier (LLB 1981)
Chairman, White & Case LLP
Ted Wagstaff (BSc 1989)