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Roseann O'Reilly Runte

Roseann O'Reilly Runte
Photo by Jean Marc Carisse

Roseann O’Reilly Runte is president of the Canadian Foundation for Innovations. Previously, she led five academic institutions, most recently as president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University. She was the seventh president of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, president of Victoria University, principal of Glendon College, and president of l’Université Sainte-Anne. She has served on numerous business, medical, and cultural boards around the world, including as president of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Fulbright Canada, and on the boards of the National Bank, Pharmacies Jean-Coutu, the United Way, and the Club of Rome. She is a dual Canadian and US citizen. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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