TMU appoints Wendy Lawrence as General Counsel, Secretary of the Board of Governors, and Chief Privacy Officer – News and Events

I am happy to announce the appointment of Wendy Lawrence as Toronto Metropolitan University’s new standard counsel, secretary of the Board of Governors, and chief privateness officer her new function will start on September 18, 2023. 

Wendy joins TMU from St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton where she is presently the main possibility, lawful & privateness officer. As a member of the govt leadership crew and the most important authorized advisor to management and the Board of Trustees, she offers advice on a wide assortment of lawful, governance and chance matters. Her role also includes the progress of and information on governance procedures and finest techniques, together with hospital by-regulations, discharge of director’s responsibilities, and compliance with the new not-for-revenue laws.

Wendy brings wide authorized expertise on matters ranging from contracts, company/professional transactions, regulatory compliance, privacy legislation, and administrative law to assure compliance with laws, educated government choice-producing, and robust evaluation of threat throughout a rapidly shifting regulatory and social landscape. With over a ten years of encounter in the educational healthcare facility sector including The Medical center for Sick Youngsters, she has labored intently with article-secondary companions and has a robust knowing of procedures, procedures and decision-earning in an academic surroundings. 

An essential member of the university government management staff, as basic counsel and secretary of the Board of Governors, Wendy will direct the improvement of governance guidelines and supply governance information to the President, Board Chair, Committees of the Board and senior administrators of the university. 

She will aid the powerful procedure of the Board of Governors through the growth of operational techniques and processes and provide, keep and supervise legal advice on the full assortment of legal troubles that deal with the university which include contracts, commercial transactions, administrative selection-producing, actual estate and design, data and privateness, labour and work, human rights and litigation.

In her purpose as main privateness officer, Wendy will be responsible for controlling the university’s hazard evaluation, plan, process, and governance as similar to privacy.

I appear forward to possessing Wendy be part of the university.  My honest thank you to Jennifer MacInnis for filling the role in an interim ability considering the fact that Julia Shin Doi’s departure earlier this calendar year. 

Members of the look for committee for common counsel, secretary of the Board of Governors, and main privacy officer are shown down below and I want to thank every single of them for their contributions to this productive lookup:

Naomi Adelson
Affiliate Vice-President, Exploration and Innovation

Molly Anthony
Director, Actual Estate, Services Administration and Growth

Vincenzo Carinci
Director, Strategic Procurement and Payment Solutions

Tony Conte
Govt Director, Business of the Provost and Vice-President, Educational

Tanya (Toni) De Mello
Vice-President, Fairness and Neighborhood Inclusion

Jen McMillen
Vice-Provost, College students

Krishan Mehta
Assistant Vice-President, Engagement, University Advancement

Jenny O’Donnell
Main Human Resources Officer

Spiros Vavougios
Legal Counsel, Office environment of the Basic Counsel and Board Secretariat

Mohamed Lachemi
President and Vice-Chancellor, Toronto Metropolitan University