King's Principal named to Board of Directors of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
February 28, 2017
By Kelsey Stanczyk, Communications Intern
King’s Principal Dr. David Sylvester has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences as one of two directors of Institutions for a two-year term.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences represents over 160 Canadian universities, colleges and scholarly associations with 91,000 researchers. It was founded in 1940 to promote research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. The Federation also organizes Canada’s largest annual academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences which draws over 8,000 participants each year.
“I am honoured by the invitation to serve on the Board and I look forward to contributing in any way I am able to the important work of the Federation,” said Dr. Sylvester of his appointment. He will officially join the board following the Federation's Annual General Meeting at Ryerson University in Toronto on May 28, 2017.
A medieval historian by training, Dr. Sylvester is the 8th Principal of King’s University College, located in London, Ontario. Appointed in 2009, he also holds an appointment as associate professor in the department of History and came to King’s after a decade of service as the founding President of Corpus Christi College, and as Principal of St. Mark’s College at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Sylvester also holds the position of Canadian representative to the Board of the 200-member Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities based in Washington, D.C.