Introducing the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s

fourth President and Vice-Chancellor

Steven Murphy, PhD, named as the university’s

new smart, young and focused leader  


OSHAWA, ONTARIO–The Board of Governors of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has named business dean and management scholar, Steven Murphy, PhD, as the university’s new President and Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Murphy will start his new position on March 1, 2018.


Dr. Murphy is an award-winning professor, accomplished researcher and academic leader, and he comes to the university after four and a half years as Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Ontario. His career has also included the position of Associate Dean, Research and External at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.


A strong advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship as integral elements of business education, Dr. Murphy believes experiential and co-operative learning opportunities are fundamental training for the real world. Dr. Murphy encourages students to embrace a collaborative approach that champions diversity and strives to make society a better place.


Under Dr. Murphy’s leadership, the reputation of the Ted Rogers School of Management has grown nationally and internationally. The Ted Rogers MBA program has ranked among the top 10 programs in Canada by Canadian Business from 2013 to 2017. The school, which is part of Ryerson University, is home to nearly 11,000 students, roughly the same size as the enrolment at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.


As a nationally recognized expert in organizational behaviour and an accomplished researcher and presenter, Dr. Murphy has published more than 100 papers, book chapters and technical reports in his lengthy academic career. In addition to his role as Dean, he has served as a professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management. He is also currently a board director with the Toronto Region Board of Trade.


Dr. Murphy holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management, a Master of Management Studies with Distinction in the Management of Technology, and a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from Carleton University. Dr. Murphy also holds his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the Rotman School of Management.




“The Board of Governors thanks the Committee to Recommend a President for its work. We know that Steven will develop an innovative culture, one that commits to creating diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The board is impressed with Steven’s executive leadership skills, his commitment to research, his focus on student success and his proven experience in engaging partners. He mirrors the smart, young and focused students who attend our university, and he will contribute vision, energy and dedication to the university’s evolution. We know he will inspire our students, faculty, staff and alumni.”

-Doug Allingham, Chair, Board of Governors, University of Ontario Institute of Technology


“Over the past six years our university community has created an even better teaching, learning and research environment. I am confident that Steven will lead the community in enhancing a student-centred environment where the citizen leaders of tomorrow will thrive.”

-Tim McTiernan, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology


"The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has ambitious plans to create a better Canada and a better world. I am pleased that those plans are rooted in a commitment to social, scientific and economic innovations as well as in equity, diversity and inclusivity. I am dedicated to making our university a globally recognized change-maker and a leader in technology-driven research and scholarship.”

-Steven Murphy, PhD, incoming President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology


“Our Committee to Recommend a President included faculty and staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the Board of Governors. We represented collectively the diverse perspectives of our university’s internal and external communities. We are delighted that the Board of Governors has appointed Steven as our university’s next outstanding leader.”

-Adele Imrie, Chair, Committee to Recommend a President




View Passing the Baton video, which introduces Steven Murphy, PhD, to the community.


View Steven Murphy’s Expert Centre profile




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