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Laurentian University Board of Governors announces new appointments

December 14, 2018 –  Laurentian University is pleased to announce three new members have been appointed to the Board of Governors. Mr. Khari Gaynor, Mr. Ricus Grimbeek, and Mr. Nelson Toulouse have each been appointed to a three-year term following the Board’s October 26th meeting.

Laurentian alumnus, Mr. Khari Gaynor is Vice-President of Digital Marketing at Aha Insurance. He has over 15 years of experience developing and executing marketing and business development plans and an additional 10 years' experience leading senior corporate project teams.

With more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry, Mr. Ricus Grimbeek is the Chief Operating Officer of Vale’s North Atlantic Operations and Asian Refineries. Over the years, he has held senior positions with leading global mining companies, including South 32, BHP Billiton and Lonmin.

Mr. Nelson Toulouse is the Chief of Sagamok Anishnawbek and former Deputy Grand Council Chief for the Anishnawbek Nation Grand Council. He serves as the Indigenous Languages representative for the First Nation Education Coordination Unit with the Chiefs of Ontario and is also a noted expert for the Assembly of First Nations Indigenous Languages Technical Committee.

“Our newest members bring tremendous experience and diverse experience to the board. We are pleased to welcome them and look forward to their contributions,” said Jennifer Witty, Chair of Laurentian University’s Board of Governors. 



Located on the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 territory, Laurentian University recognizes that we are on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nation. Laurentian is committed to strengthening the foundation of knowledge in higher education and research to offer an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian University prepares leaders who bring innovative and intelligent solutions to local and global issues.