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Board of Governors appoints three new members, thanks departing governors

(April 7, 2022) - Laurentian University is pleased to welcome three newly-appointed members to its Board of Governors and thank six departing members for their contributions to the University.

Judy Gougeon, Vernon Cameron and David Harquail join the Board of Governors, bringing expertise and skills necessary to advance the University’s transformation plan. Departing members include Maxim Jean-Louis, Cathy Modesto, Brian Montgomery, Guy Labine, Gerry Bilodeau, and Debbi Nicholson.

“On behalf of Laurentian’s Board of Governors, I am pleased to welcome our new Governors, who bring exceptional experience to this Board. I also want to thank our departing Governors for their voluntary service, especially as this University continues to navigate through its restructuring,” says Jeff Bangs, Interim Chair, Laurentian University Board of Governors.


Appointed Board Members

Judy Gougeon

Judy Gougeon, an alumnus of the University, is an insurance industry veteran and serves as the Director of National Commercial Lines for BrokerLink. Gougeon has been active in the community, serving on the boards of the Sudbury Community Foundation, the Adanac Ski Club, and the YWCA. 


Vernon Cameron

Vernon Cameron is an accomplished executive, having spent the last 19 years in the U.S. in the public and private sectors, and an additional 12 years leading Private Equity companies in President and Chief Executive Officer roles. 


David Harquail

David Harquail is Chair of the Board of Directors of Franco-Nevada Corporation. Mr. Harquail has over 35 years of experience on public and non-profit boards and task force advisories. As a major benefactor of the School of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) at Laurentian University, Mr. Harquail has long been committed to the betterment of the University.