Dr. Patrick Deane joined the Board effective June 22, 2020 in his capacity as Principal of Queen’s University. Dr. Deane became the 21st Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University on July 1, 2019. He is the former President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University. Prior to that Dr. Deane served as Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's and also held a number of academic administrative appointments at Western University and the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Deane is a Professor of English Literature.