Dr. Stephen Lewis

Companion of the Order of Canada
1959 UC
Dr. Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University. He is the board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. He served as the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, and as Canada's ambassador to the UN. Mr. Lewis was leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (1970-1978), during which time he became leader of the Official Opposition. He holds 34 honorary degrees from Canadian universities, and he is married to journalist Michele Landsberg (BA 1962 UC).