Joy Johnson

President and Vice-Chancellor
Simon Fraser University

Prior to her appointment as president, Joy Johnson served as Simon Fraser University’s vice-president, research and international, from 2014 to 2020. Johnson is co-chair of Ottawa’s advisory committee on equity diversity and inclusion policy, a board member of Universities Canada and regional vice-president of Canada for the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education.

HOMETOWN: Spalding, Saskatchewan. EDUCATION: “Doctor of philosophy.” NON-PROFIT CAUSE: “I support Out in Schools – it is an award-winning education program that uses film and group discussion to engage students on the topics of homophobia, transphobia and bullying.” FUN FACT: “I have visited every province and territory in Canada with the exception of one – I can’t wait to travel to Nunavut when it is safe to do so!”