Ginny Dybenko was the founding Executive Director of the University of Waterloo’s new Stratford Campus, a commercialization and experiential learning institute devoted to collaboration between digital media, international business and culture and creating knowledge workers for the digital age. Prior to this role, Ginny enjoyed a five year term as Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University bringing a new technology management direction to one of the most sought after business schools in Canada. All of this followed a successful corporate career in telecommunications that spanned three decades, and included a number of senior executive roles in Bell Canada and a high tech start-up.
Ginny has built a reputation for leadership and innovation within the business and academic communities in Canada, and sits on several boards, including TVO, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Quarry Marketing, Social Venture Partners and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Ginny was one of the first recipients of the Governor General’s Barnraiser Award, and prior to that was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
Ginny holds degrees in Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario (BA) and the University of Waterloo (M. Mathematics), a diploma in Operational Research from the University of Toronto and an Executive Business diploma from Queen's University.