Doctor of Letters
(honoris causa) DLitt
Tom Jenkins is Chair of the Board of OpenText™ Corporation of Waterloo, the largest software company in Canada. He is also Chair of the National Research Council of Canada and the tenth Chancellor of the University of Waterloo. In addition, he is Chair of the Ontario Global 100 and a co-founder of Communitech in Waterloo.
He is the author or co-author of many popular books including: eGovernment or out of Government, Enterprise Information Management and Digital: Disrupt or Die. Jenkins co-authored with His Excellency, David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, the book Ingenious: How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, and Happier.
Jenkins is a past member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Government of Canada’s Competition Policy Review Panel and the Province of Ontario’s Ontario Commercialization Network Review Committee.
Jenkins is a recipient of the Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year, the McMaster Engineering L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Alumni Award and the Schulich School of Business Outstanding Executive Leadership Award. He is the recipient of the Next Canada Spotlight Award for lifetime achievement in innovation.
Jenkins is an Officer of the Order of Canada (OC) for his contributions to education and innovation in Canada.
Nipissing University will bestow Tom Jenkins with an honorary doctor of letters.