Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation welcomes new Hamilton Health Sciences President and CEO, Mr. Rob MacIsaac.
On behalf of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, President and CEO Pearl F. Veenema extends a warm welcome to the new President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences, Mr. Rob MacIsaac. “I look forward to working with Rob on the many fundraising initiatives that The Foundation currently has underway.”
Mr. MacIsaac’s notable career in public service has spanned over 14 years. He joins our health care system following leadership roles in the education and transportation sectors, and government.
Most recently, Mr. MacIsaac was the President of Mohawk College in Hamilton. Over a five year period, Mr. MacIsaac led the transformation of its main campus with investments in new and renovated space totalling more than $80-million. Today, Mohawk is recognized as southern Ontario’s post-secondary hub for health and technology, and a leader in applied research. Between 2006 and 2009, Mr. MacIsaac served as the first Chair of Metrolinx – the provincial transportation authority responsible for planning, building, and operating transportation infrastructure in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Mr. MacIsaac also served three terms as Mayor of the City of Burlington from 1997 to 2006.
Rob has been recognized for his accomplishments in community building with the Canada 125 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals, and a Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary Club of Hamilton. He was also awarded a Doctor of Arts (Honoris Causa) from Australia’s Charles Sturt University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Waterloo in 1984 and received a Law degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1987. He was called to the Bar in 1989.