Paul Davidson was appointed President of the AUCC in May 2009. AUCC has been instrumental in public policy development in higher education and research for ten decades.
In addition to advancing the mission of higher education and research in Canada; the AUCC plays a leading role in internationalizing Canada’s campuses.
Prior to joining AUCC, Mr. Davidson was the Executive Director of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) an international development agency active on 70 campuses across Canada, and 17 countries overseas.
Mr. Davidson has held senior positions in the Canadian book publishing including five years as Executive Director of the Association of Canadian Publishers. Mr. Davidson has also served as an advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, Treasurer and Deputy Premier in Canada’s largest province, Ontario.
Mr. Davidson holds a MA from Queen’s University in Kingston where he studied southern African history, and a BA from Trent University, where he was in the first class of the Trent International Program.
Mr. Davidson is married to Elly Vandenberg, and they have three sons.