Alastair Summerlee is the 7th President of the University of Guelph.
He is currently a director on the board of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and chairman of the Council of Ontario Universities.
He has continued teaching while holding administrative positions and was awarded a prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship for outstanding leadership in teaching, education and academic program development.
His research in biomedical sciences is acclaimed internationally. He has attracted significant money to support his research, published extensively and been an invited lecturer at universities and colleges around the world. For the past five years Dr. Summerlee has served on the board of directors of World University Service of Canada (WUSC), one of the country’s leading international development agencies.