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Mike DeGagne

Dr. Michael DeGagné


Mike DeGagné, President and Vice-Chancellor

Nipissing University

Mike DeGagné is the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University. His career includes work with the federal government in management of Aboriginal programs and as a negotiator of comprehensive claims. Most recently, he served as the founding Executive Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, a national organization which addressed the legacy of Indian Residential Schools.

DeGagné has served on numerous Boards of Directors in the health and university sectors including as Chairman of Ottawa's Queensway-Carleton Hospital and Chairman of the Child Welfare League of Canada.

With a PhD in Education focusing on Aboriginal post-secondary success from Michigan State University, Dr. DeGagné also holds a Masters degrees in Administration and Law. He lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of Indigenous governance and reconciliation. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.​

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