May 29, 2017

Sir Terence Matthews Recognizes Carleton’s outgoing President, Roseann O’Reilly Runte at the CATA Gala

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Join Sir Terence Matthews, founder and Chair, Wesley Clover International and CATA National Spokesperson for a Live Stream video at the 2017 CATA Innovation Gala as he recognizes the executive leadership of Carleton’s outgoing President, Roseann O’Reilly Runte who then talks about universities as the home of innovation.

Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte has been appointed President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Sir. Terence Matthews is advancing a CATA competitive innovation nation campaign to create the Next Version of Innovative Solutions Canada.

About Sir Terry Matthews

Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, an investment management firm and holding company with active interests in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). Since 1972, Terry has either founded or funded more than 100 companies. Newbridge Networks, which he started in 1986, went on to become a leader in the worldwide data networking industry. When France based Alcatel acquired Newbridge in May 2000, the company employed more than 6,500 employees and recorded F.Y. 1999 revenues of $1.8 billion USD. Before launching Newbridge, Terry co-founded Mitel in 1972, a current world leader in the design and manufacture of enterprise communications systems and software.

Today, Wesley Clover has interests in a broad range of next-generation ICT companies, as well as real estate, leisure properties and philanthropic activities. In addition to being the Chairman of Wesley Clover, Terry is also Chairman of a number of private and publicly traded companies, including Mitel, Solace Systems and CounterPath, and he sits as a Director on the Boards of several others.  

Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by several universities, including the University of Wales and Carleton University in Ottawa. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in 2001, as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood. He was also appointed Patron of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute in 2011.

About Roseann O’Reilly Runte

Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University, graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude in French from the State University of New York and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She has previously served as President of l’Université Sainte-Anne, Principal of Glendon College, President of Victoria University and of Old Dominion University.

She is the author of numerous scholarly works in the fields of French, comparative literature, economic and cultural development. She is also a creative writer and has received a poetry prize from the Académie française.

Dr. Runte has been awarded the Order of Canada, the French Order of Merit, fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, the Palmes Académiques and several prizes for her work on the environment, for community and national service. In addition, she holds a number of honorary degrees.

Dr. Runte has served on numerous boards and commissions in both Canada and the United States. For example, she was President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, President of the Humanities Federation of Canada, a member of the Executive Committee of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chair of the Board of the Foundation for International Training, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Gardiner Museum, member of the Virginia Industrial National Development Authority, the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding Integration Center, the Advisory Board of SunGard SGT, the non-profit LifeNet Health Board, the Ontario Quebec Private Sector Advisory Committee, the National Bank of Canada, and the Executive of the Royal Society. She currently chairs the Board of Fulbright Canada-U.S. and the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). She is a member of both the European and the World Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Runte took up her duties at Carleton University on July 1, 2008.

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