Vivek Goel

President and Vice-Chancellor

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Vivek Goel

University of Waterloo

President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Vivek Goel is the University of Waterloo’s seventh President and Vice-Chancellor. He is a distinguished scholar with extensive achievements in research, teaching and leadership across both public and private sectors.

Goel is recognized in Canada and around the world as a leading public-health researcher, health-services evaluation expert, and champion for the use of research evidence in health policy making. . He served as founding President and CEO of Public Health Ontario from 2008 until 2014. He served on the National COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and is the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on the development of a Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy.

Goel is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, and a Member of the Order of Canada.