District VIII Leadership Award
The CASE District VIII Leadership Award recognizes a CASE VIII member institution president or head, chancellor, educational system head, or CEO for outstanding efforts to promote the understanding and support of education. Nominees must demonstrate abilities to accomplish the following:
- create a vision for an institution and inspire others to accept that vision
- establish a positive image for the institution, successfully lead an institution through turbulent times,
- increase an institution's stature in its community and its educational service to the community,
- and be innovative and encourage an institution's personnel to be innovative and take risks.
Nominees must be with an institutional member of CASE District VIII, which includes member primary and secondary schools, two-year colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and educational systems in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Manitoba, Montana, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Washington and Yukon Territories.
Dr. David Barnard
The CASE VIII 2020 Leadership Award recipient is Dr. David Barnard, who has served as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba since 2008.
His career includes serving at the University of Regina as President and Vice-Chancellor from 1998 to 2005 after holding roles as Vice-President (Administration) and Controller. He previously spent 19 years at Queen’s University where he was a Professor of Computing and Information Science and assumed several increasingly senior administrative roles, including Associate to the Vice-Principals Research, Human Services and Resources at various times. From 2005 to 2008 he served as Chief Operating Officer of iQmetrix.
Dr. Barnard holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in computer science from the University of Toronto, a Dip.C.S. in theological studies from Regent College, University of British Columbia and an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall, York University. His research has been supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, international agencies and industry. In 2018, Dr. Barnard was invested into the Order of Manitoba and elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Dr. Barnard has extensive board experience including at the Bank of Canada (lead director), the Saskatchewan Provincial Court Commission (chair), Saskatchewan Power Corporation (chair), Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation, Ground Effects Environmental Services, Superior Cabinets, Canada West Foundation, Canadian Research Knowledge Network (chair), CentreVenture Development Corporation, St. Boniface General Hospital, Universities Canada (chair), CentrePort Canada, Greystone Managed Investments and the Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission. Currently, he is a member of the boards of the Royal Society of Canada, Payments Canada, Order of Manitoba Advisory Council and World University Service of Canada.