John A. Pollock, LLD (HC) '01, Past Chancellor, Wilfrid Laurier University
The former Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University, John Pollock is a well-known Kitchener-Waterloo businessman, having served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Electrohome Limited between 1962 and 2009. He has an MBA from Harvard and is the recipient of two Honorary Doctor of Law Degrees, from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2001 and the University of Waterloo in 2007.
John is a trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario, a member of the XPO Forum Group, and serves on the Board of Governors for the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation and Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region. He is a past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of Western Ontario, and a past member of The Science Council of Canada, Young Presidents Organization, The Trillium Foundation, Junior Achievement of Canada, and the University of Waterloo Foundation. He has also served on the Board of Governors of Cambridge Memorial Hospital, St. Johnís Kilmarnock School (past Chairman), University of Waterloo and The Freeport Hospital. His community involvement also includes past president of K-W Art Gallery, past director of Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Immersion Studios, Cambridge North Dumfries Hydro, ThyssenKrupp Budd Canada Inc. and director and vice-chair of S.C. Johnson and Son Limited (Brantford).
John is married with three daughters and one son.