Committees of the Board
* Executive Committee
+ Audit Committee
¤ Human Resources Committee
LARRY P. ALFORD (+) (SEE COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION LEGEND)
Larry P. Alford is Chief Librarian at the University of Toronto, a position he assumed in August 2011. The University of Toronto Library System is the largest research library in Canada and ranks third among North American university research libraries. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, he was Dean of University Libraries at Temple University where he was also responsible for the Temple University Press which publishes approximately 60 scholarly monographs per year.
Prior to joining the Temple Libraries in February 2005, he worked in a variety of positions in the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over a 30-year period, including serving as Deputy University Librarian and Interim University Librarian. He has extensive experience in library budgeting and management, collection development, licensing, scholarly communication, digitization, technology implementation, facilities planning, and program planning.
Mr. Alford has also had extensive involvement in a variety of library cooperative activities. He served as a trustee of OCLC, Inc. from 2002–14, and as its chair from 2007–12. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a non-profit organization with revenues of $200 million that provides computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, and preservation services to 41,000 libraries in 82 countries and territories. Mr. Alford is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). He serves as an elected board member of ARL, and is the ARL Vice President, President-elect. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Canadiana.org, a Canadian non-profit providing digital access to Canadian heritage collections. From 2005–11 he served as a board member of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, and has also served on other community boards.
Mr. Alford has spoken extensively on a variety of library topics. He holds a BA and MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science in May 2005.
ANN CLAVELLE (¤)
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Oxford Properties Group
Ann Clavelle is the senior HR Business Partner at Oxford Properties and is responsible for leading Oxford’s HR function with a focus on attracting and developing talent across the organization. As a partner to Oxford’s various business lines, the HR team works closely with leaders to deliver a full range of human capital services and solutions. Prior to joining Oxford, Ms. Clavelle held progressively senior HR positions with Deloitte in both Canada and the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds her Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.
Her community service includes sitting on the Ontario Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and on the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees of Brescia College.
Bob Davidson, Professor of Spanish and Catalan, specializes in modern Iberian literature and culture with an emphasis on urban studies and cultural theories of food and hospitality. Prof. Davidson is the author of Jazz Age Barcelona (U of Toronto Press, 2009; shortlisted for the Canada Prize in the Humanities) and The Hotel: Occupied Space (U of Toronto Press, 2018). Current projects include a study of material culture and early twentieth-century Spanish and Catalan narrative (By and About Things) and a monograph on terroir and Catalonia (The Taste of a Nation), which brings together research conducted over the past decade. He is the founder and co-editor of UTP’s Toronto Iberic book series and has published work on different aspects of the Castilian and Catalan avant-gardes, cultural theory, and film. Prof. Davidson has served on the editorial boards of the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Diacritics, Catalan Review, and Journal of Catalan Studies. He has been a Jackman Research Professor at U of T’s JHI and held visiting positions at Johns Hopkins University, Queen Mary - University of London (Institut Ramon Llull Visiting Faculty), and University College Cork. Prof. Davidson currently serves as Director of the Northrop Frye Centre at Victoria College.
JAKE GILBERT (+)
Jake is an M&A partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, one of Canada’s top business law firms. Jake has been at Blakes his entire professional career and he regularly advises domestic and international clients, both public and private, on a full range of business matters, including cross-border and Canadian mergers and acquisitions. His primary area of focus is financial services but Jake also regularly advises clients in the information technology, manufacturing, and consumer goods sectors. Jake regularly participates in panels on the topic of innovation in the financial services space. He is also on the board of the Canada Basketball Foundation. Jake is from Toronto but obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and then returned to Toronto to attend the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
BILL HARNUM (*)
Bill is Director of Publications for the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Prior to joining PIMS, Bill spent twenty two years at University of Toronto Press, retiring in 2006 from the position of Senior Vice-President, Scholarly Publishing. Bill has served on several boards in the publishing sector, and has twice been President of the Association of Canadian Publishers. He is a passionate advocate for books and publishing.
ELIZABETH LEA (*¤)
Elizabeth brings insights and experience developed and practised across a number of sectors including public broadcasting, healthcare, electricity, and land use planning. She has contributed to organizations through a number of roles including senior public affairs practitioner, innovation strategist, and urban and regional planner. Elizabeth is a graduate of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Waterloo.
SCOTT MABURY (*¤)
Professor Mabury holds a PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, Davis. He first joined the University of Toronto as a faculty member in 1995 and became Director of the Analytical Laboratory for Environmental Science Research and Teaching in 1997. Professor Mabury served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2003 until he was appointed to the position of Vice-Provost, Academic Operations on July 1, 2009.
Mabury was appointed as VP-University Operations January 1, 2012. Portfolios reporting to him include Information Technology Services, Facilities and Services, Ancillary Services, Office of Planning and Budget, and University Planning Design & Construction encompassing Campus and Facilities Planning, Project Development, Project Management, Design & Engineering, Leasing, and the Office of Space Management.
His current research interests are in the areas of environmental photochemistry, fluorochemicals, and atmospheric particles. He has written extensively on the environmental fate, disposition, and persistence of agrochemicals, industrial chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Mabury and his students have published over 160 scientific papers in refereed journals and he has presented his research at conferences, workshops, and seminars all over the world.
Professor Mabury spends weekends on his Northumberland Country Farm growing soybeans, wheat, and corn.
ANNE MACDONALD (*)
Anne Macdonald is the Director of Ancillary Services at the University of Toronto, where she is responsible for a number of self-funded service departments, including Foodservices, Trademark Licensing, Faculty Housing, Parking, and Residences without college affiliation. Anne is an active member of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and serves on its Canadian committee, which works to strengthen professional development for ancillary professionals across the country. Before coming to the University of Toronto, she spent 15 years with the Corporation of Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall, where she managed frontline services, Catering, and Retail.
Anne has served on several non-profit boards, including most recently the board of YWCA Toronto and Toronto’s Factory Theatre, where she held the role of Treasurer. She is also a member of the University of Toronto’s University Affairs Board and Business Board.
Anne has an MBA and a Bachelor of Music in Performance, both from the University of Toronto, and an ARCT diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She remains active in the arts through volunteer work, and as a chorister with several Toronto choirs, including the gallery choir of the church of St. Mary Magdalene and Pax Christi Chorale.
MARTHA TORY (*+)
Until her retirement in June 2015, Martha had spent 39 years at Ernst & Young LLP where she was a partner specialized in serving not-for-profit organizations.
Martha is now actively involved with a number of organizations. In addition to being a member of the board and Audit Committee at UTP, she is a member of the board and chairs the Finance Committee of several other not-for-profit organizations including George Brown College, MaRS Discovery District, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is also a member of the board, chair of the Audit Committee, and member of the Human Resources and Governance Committee of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. In addition, Martha is a member of CPA Canada’s Accounting Standards Oversight Council and the Standards Council of Imagine Canada.
Martha holds a BComm from the University of Toronto. She has an FCPA, FCA, and an ICD.D designation.
JESSICA MOSHER - PRESIDENT, PUBLISHER, AND C.E.O. (*+¤)
Jessica Mosher was appointed President, Publisher, and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Toronto Press in November 2021. Prior to joining UTP, Jessica spent over 25 years in educational publishing where she held key leadership roles including Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Nelson, and General Manager for Higher Education at Pearson. During her tenure, she has played a critical role in strengthening brand awareness for the education sector within Canada and globally, overseen significant changes in corporate direction as the industry has shifted into digital delivery models, and initiated a critical response to ensuring better representation of Canada’s diversity in both resources and services. Education has been a focus of Jessica’s career and a personal passion. In addition to being active in a number of industry associations, Jessica was a founding board member of ForGirlSake, a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of girls through education and was most recently a Board Director at The Education Bank—a Toronto based charity providing learning resources to children and families in need.
CAROLYN HUGHES TUOHY
Carolyn Tuohy is a professor emeritus of political science and distinguished fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She holds a BA from the University of Toronto, and an MA and PhD in Political Science from Yale University. She specializes in comparative public policy, with an emphasis on social policy. Her most recent book is Remaking Policy: Scale, Pace and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform (University of Toronto Press, 2018). Other publications include Accidental Logics: the Dynamics of Change in the Health Care Arena in the United States, Britain and Canada (Oxford University Press, 1999), Policy and Politics in Canada: Institutionalized Ambivalence (Temple University Press, 1992), four co-edited books and numerous journal articles and book chapters on health and social policy, professional regulation, and comparative approaches in public policy. From 1992–2005 she served in the senior administration of the University of Toronto as Deputy Provost and as Vice-President, Government and Institutional Relations. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and as Vice-Chair of the Boards of Directors of the Institute for Work and Health and of the Canadian Heath Services Research Foundation (now the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement). She was Founding Fellow of the School of Public Policy and Governance and the University of Toronto (now merged with the Munk School), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
JULIA WOODS (*+¤)
Julia is Vice President with LHH Knightsbridge, a human capital consulting firm where she partners with organizations across sectors leading change and enabling talent management results. Prior to joining Knightsbridge in 2008, Julia spent 20+ years in Canadian publishing where she held key leadership roles including Vice President Professional & Trade Publishing with John Wiley & Sons, and President, Trade Professional & Medical Division with McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Limited. Julia is a champion of books and learning, has been active with industry associations, and served on the board of Toronto’s Furniture Bank.