Board of Directors

Max Blouw

Dr. Max Blouw was appointed president of the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia effective October 1, 2019. He relocated to BC from Ontario where, as president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University from 2007 to 2017, he championed evidence-based decision-making, research and graduate students. He also served as chair of the Council of Ontario Universities and as a member of Universities Canada.


From 1995 to 2007, he was a professor of biology, and subsequently vice-president research at University of Northern British Columbia. He has held lead roles in numerous organizations and has served on many boards, including three universities.


Max has BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD in biology from the University of New Brunswick. He is also a certified director by the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is married to Lynn and has two adult sons, Carl and Peter.