Our Mentors

Since 2005, 368 individuals have been involved as mentors to Loran Scholars. Our mentors introduce scholars to their new community, provide them with advice and resources and continually challenge them to act with courage, empathy and honesty.


Current Mentors


Mentor City Province
Shirley Abramsky Philanthropist Kingston Ontario
Joel Adams Founding Partner, Hacker Studios London Ontario
Dana Ades-Landy Board Chair, Association des femmes en finance du Québec Montréal Québec
Dennise Albrecht Retired Director of Partnerships and Advocacy, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Ottawa Ontario
Billy Allan Professor and Qualified Flight Test Engineer, Royal Military College of Canada Kingston Ontario
Marie-Renée B-Lajoie (’04) Emergency Physician Montreal Quebec
Sarah Balint Librarian, Kingston Frontenac Public Library Kingston Ontario
Greg Bavington Executive Director, Queen’s Innovation Connector Kingston Ontario
Teresa Bennett (’94) Psychiatrist, Offord Centre for Child Studies & Assistant Professor, McMaster University Hamilton Ontario
Donald Bruce Dean, College of Arts, University of Guelph Guelph Ontario
Michel Brutti Senior Partner, Research, Jarislowsky Fraser Montreal Quebec
Tim Bryant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University Kingston Ontario
Jonathan Burke Past President & COO, Blackcomb Aviation Vancouver BC
Anne Butler Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Payments Canada Kingston Ontario
Lindsay Cameron Wilson Food Writer and Broadcaster Halifax Nova Scotia
Gordon Campbell Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Ottawa Ontario
David Caputo Co-Founder, President and CEO, Sandvine Waterloo Ontario
Peter Case Director, Fortis Inc. Kingston Ontario
Jean-Marc Chouinard Vice-President, Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon Montreal Quebec
Kim Christensen Retired Civil Engineer Kingston Ontario
Cathy Christie Associate Professor of Science Education, Queen’s University Kingston Ontario
Geneviève Cimon Director, Music Education and Community Engagement, National Arts Centre Ottawa Ontario
Stuart (Kip) Cobbett Chair, Board of Governors, McGill University Montreal Quebec
Gary Collins Senior Advisor, Lazard Vancouver BC
Alexandra Conliffe (’99) Vice-President Operations, Engineers Without Borders Toronto Ontario
George Cooke Former President & CEO, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company Kingston Ontario
Aline Cool Guidance, Upper Grand District School Board Guelph Ontario
Helen Cooper Former Mayor of Kingston Kingston Ontario
Peter Copestake Director, RSA Insurance Canada Kingston Ontario
Peter Coughlin Founder, Redbourne Group Montreal Quebec
Brian Cowan Chair, Innovation Guelph Guelph Ontario
Lili de Grandpré President, CenCEO Conseil Montreal Quebec
Alexandre Décary Senior Director, Private Equity, PSP Investments Montreal Quebec
Mike Dixon Professor & Director, Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility, University of Guelph Guelph Ontario
Bernard Doucet Director, Corporate Affairs, Sobeys Halifax Nova Scotia
Jeffrey Drummond Managing Director, DNA Capital Montreal Quebec
Jeff Duncan CEO, Habitat for Humanity London London Ontario
Kim Echlin Novelist, Translator, Editor and Teacher Toronto Ontario
Duane Elverum Co-Director & Co-Founder, CityStudio Vancouver Vancouver BC
Mike Fox Professor, Geography & Environment, Mount Allison University Sackville New Brunswick
Melanie Friesen Producer, Cinema Salon Vancouver BC
Virginia Froman Philanthropic Grants Program Developer, VFEnterprises Toronto Ontario
Ken Gauthier Community Catalyst, Urban Matters Kelowna BC
Claude Généreux Executive Vice-President, Power Corporation of Canada Montreal Quebec
Jennifer Gillivan President & CEO, IWK Health Centre Foundation Halifax Nova Scotia
Les Gombik Co-Managing Partner, Caldwell Partners Calgary Alberta
Barbara Grantham President & CEO, Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital Vancouver BC
Heather Holland (’98) Clinical Counsellor Ottawa Ontario
Susan Holt Chief, Business Partnerships, Government of New Brunswick Fredericton New Brunswick
Blake Hutcheson President & CEO, Oxford Properties Toronto Ontario
Hon. Frank Iacobucci Senior Counsel, Torys & Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Toronto Ontario
Donald Johnston Chair, McCall MacBain Foundation Montreal Quebec
Carol Kehoe Executive Director, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Hamilton Ontario
Iain Klugman CEO, Communitech Kitchener Ontario
Elaine Lalonde Executive Director, Enablis Foundation Montreal Quebec
Kevin Layden President & CEO, Wesbild Holdings Vancouver BC
Anièle Lecoq President, ALStratégie Montreal Quebec
Jason LeJeune Owner, Isaac’s Way Fredericton NB
Chris Lumb CEO, TEC Edmonton Edmonton Alberta
Gaetan Lussier – Gaëtan Lussier & Associates Ottawa Ontario
Louise MacCallum Founder, Musagetes Waterloo Ontario
Louise Macdonald Executive Leadership Consultant Montreal Quebec
Christopher Mackie CEO, Middlesex London Health Unit London Ontario
Joy MacPhail Former Politician Vancouver BC
Wilmot Matthews President, Marjad Inc. Toronto Ontario
David McEntyre Independent Investment Management Professional Montreal Quebec
Diane McGifford Former Minister of Advanced Education of Manitoba Victoria BC
Danielle Melchior Former Director, Environmental Assessment, BC Hydro Vancouver BC
Antoine Michaud Principal, Tandem Montreal Quebec
Hon. Peter Milliken Lawyer and Former Speaker of the House of Commons Kingston Ontario
Senator Grant Mitchell Ottawa Ontario
John Montalbano Vice Chair, RBC Wealth Management Vancouver BC
Pat Mooney Co-Founder, ETC Group Ottawa Ontario
Elspeth Murray Associate Dean of MBA Programs and Director of Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing, Queen’s University Kingston Ontario
Sara Napier Executive Director, United Way Halifax Halifax Nova Scotia
Gregory Newman Senior Counsel, Justice Canada Ottawa Ontario
Brandon Nussey Chief Financial Officer, D2L Waterloo Ontario
Frank O’Dea Co-Founder, Second Cup Ottawa Ontario
Julia Ouellette Board Chair, Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada Toronto Ontario
Scott Pagan President & COO, Descartes Systems Group Waterloo Ontario
Marc Paquin CEO, UNISFÉRA/Planetair Montreal Quebec
Jennifer Partridge Strategic Projects Associate, Winnipeg Foundation Winnipeg Manitoba
Tara Phillips (’96) Program Manager, Allocation and Listing, Canadian Transplant Registry, Canadian Blood Services Ottawa Ontario
Leslie Quinton Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Air Canada Montreal Quebec
Cecil Rabinovitch Former Executive Director, Saidye Bronfman Centre Montreal Quebec
Victor Rabinovitch Former President & CEO, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation Ottawa Ontario
Hon. Bob Rae Senior Partner, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP & Former Premier of Ontario Toronto Ontario
Laura Robinson Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus Kingston Ontario
Anthea Rowe Communications Consultant London Ontario
Scott Runté President, Warren Capital Corp. Kingston Ontario
Lucie Saint Gelais Director, Conseil de quartier de l’Aéroport Quebec City Quebec
Luise Sander President, Sander Geophysics Ltd. Ottawa Ontario
Brice Scheschuk CEO, Globalive Capital Toronto Ontario
Marcel Schlaf Professor of Chemistry, University of Guelph Guelph Ontario
Margaret Shepherd Chair of the MBA Programme, Royal Military College of Canada Kingston Ontario
Nathan Slee Investor & Chief Credit Officer, Progressa Vancouver BC
Ian Smith CEO, Clearwater Seafoods Halifax Nova Scotia
Paul Smith Naval Commander, Canadian Forces Halifax Nova Scotia
Melissa Sonberg Corporate Director and Executive-in-Residence, McGill University Montreal Quebec
Guthrie Stewart Senior Vice-President & Global Head of Private Investments, PSP Investments Montreal Quebec
Jayne Stoyles Executive Director, Canadian Centre for International Justice Ottawa Ontario
Peter Taylor Professor of Mathematic Biology and Education, Queen’s University Kingston Ontario
Kent Thexton Managing Director, OMERS Ventures Toronto Ontario
Ann Tierney Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Queen’s University Kingston Ontario
Stephen Toope Director, Munk School of Global Affairs Toronto Ontario
Barbara Uteck Former Secretary to the Governor General of Canada Ottawa Ontario
Martin Valasek Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Montreal Quebec
Shawn Van Sluys Executive Director, Musagetes Guelph Ontario
Manon Vennat Past Commissioner of the Public Service Commission of Canada Montreal Quebec
Peta Wales Vice President, Sales & Operational Effectiveness, First West Credit Union Vancouver BC
Lee Wetherall Vice-President & Investment Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Kingston Ontario
Dawn Williams President, Sirius Personnel Montreal Quebec
Lisa Wolverton Founder, GenerationChild Vancouver BC

This list was last updated in November 2016.

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