Chancellor Edward C. Lumley, PC, LLD, BComm

Chancellor Edward C. LumleyThe Honourable Ed Lumley is a corporate executive and former Minister of the Crown in the Government of Canada. He was first appointed as University of Windsor Chancellor in 2006.

He was, most recently, reappointed to the position of Chancellor effective April 2017.

His unwavering support of the University resulted in the naming of The Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation in 2013, a $112-million building that was the largest capital investment in the campus’ history.

Born and raised in Windsor, Lumley graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Commerce from Assumption University, the predecessor of the University of Windsor.  In 1973 Mr. Lumley was a recipient of the University of Windsor’s Alumni Association Award.

He had a distinguished record of achievement as Mayor of Cornwall, Ont., before serving 10 years as a Member of Parliament, holding several portfolios in the Federal Government. Those positions included Minister of Industry, International Trade, Science & Technology etc. 

During that time, he also held responsibility for numerous Crown Corporations, such as the CBC, the Canada Development Investment Corp. and the Export Development Corporation. His colleagues in the all-party Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians selected Mr. Lumley to be the second recipient of their Life Time Achievement Award.

A successful entrepreneur before his public service career; he has served as Vice-Chair of BMO Nesbitt Burns for over twenty-five years and has been a member of a number of domestic and international corporate Board of Directors. They have included Air Canada, Bell Canada Enterprises, Canadian National Railway, Dollar-Thrifty Automotive and Magna International. He is also involved in numerous non-profit organizations.