The Canadian University Dubai Board of Trustees leads the institution’s strategic development, directed by our guiding principle: to deliver a world-class Canadian higher education experience in the UAE.

Alongside the University’s founders, we are privileged to have amongst our Board some of Canada’s most notable higher education experts and policy makers, who guide us in our pursuit of excellence.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Canadian University Dubai was founded as a visionary initiative. In pursuit of academic excellence and determined to leverage the diverse North American and European learning culture, the University is committed to providing a range of opportunities in education, research and professional development. The curriculum, teaching methods and support services are delivered by experienced and enthusiastic Canadian and European faculty, who teach programs that suit learners' needs, to enter a dynamic labour market.

Canadian University Dubai has joined with a panel of globally renowned education and corporate institutions to provide exciting opportunities for intelligent and deserving students to progress and grow. The University offers a wide spectrum of education choices for learners to carve a niche in their respective fields, complemented by opportunities to hone their practical skills, through ultra-modern technology spread across its campus buildings, classrooms, laboratories and electronic facilities.

Canadian University Dubai is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

MR. BUTI SAEED AL GHANDI

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Emirates Investment and Development PSC, UAE

MR. ABDULLA MOHD OBAIDALLAH

Board of Directors Member
Emirates Investment and Development PSC, UAE

PROF. KARIM CHELLI

President & Vice-Chancellor
Canadian University Dubai

HON. SHEILA COPPS PC OC

Former Heritage Minister
Environment Minister & Deputy PM of Canada

HON. ALDEA LANDRY

Former Cabinet Minister and Deputy Premier
Province of New Brunswick, Canada

HON. CHARLES SOUSA

Former Minister of Finance for Ontario, Canada
Board Member – Magellan Community Charities

HON. GÉRARD COLLOMB

Mayor of Lyon
Former Minister of the Interior, France

Honorable John Baird

HON. JOHN BAIRD

Former Member
Canadian House of Commons and Minister of Foreign Affairs

DR. JOHN NEWARK

Retired Professor
Athabasca University, Canada

HONOURARY MEMBERS

HON. DALTON MCGUINTY

Former Premier, Ontario, Canada
Senior Fellow, University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance

HON. BRIAN TOBIN

Former Premier
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada