Dr. Lorna Marsden

Member of the Order of Canada; Member of the Order of Ontario
(BA 1968 UC)
Dr. Lorna Marsden

Sociologist and academic leader Lorna Marsden’s influence has been felt in the classroom, the boardroom, and the Red Chamber. She was appointed to the Senate by Pierre Trudeau, resigning to become vice-president of Wilfrid Laurier University and later, president of York University. Marsen has sat on the boards of major corporations including Manulife Financial and SNC-Lavalin. She holds six honorary doctorates and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women, as well as with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.