Kathryn Laurin

Kathryn LaurinChair of the Board of Trustees

Kathryn Laurin combines artistry and leadership. With a distinguished education, she’s served as CEO of Victoria Symphony, President of Camosun College, and Mount Saint Vincent University. Since 2021, she’s been Principal Consultant at Laurin and Associates. Her directorships and awards, such as the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture, make her an invaluable addition to our Board of Trustees. Her deep experience in arts and education enriches our team.



  • Hochshule für Musik, Frankfurt, Germany
  • MMus with Distinction, Indiana University
  • BMus with Distinction, McGill University, Montreal



  • 2021-present: Principal Consultant, Laurin and Associates, Victoria BC
  • 2016-2021: CEO, Victoria Symphony, Victoria BC
  • 2009-2014: President, Camosun College, Victoria BC
  • 2006-2009: President and Vice Chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax Nova Scotia
  • 2005-2006: Vice-President Administration, University of Regina, Regina Saskatchewan
  • 1999-2004: Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Regina, Regina Saskatchewan
  • 1994-1999: Chair, Department of Music, University of Regina, Regina Saskatchewan
  • 1985-2006: Professor of Music, University of Regina, Regina Saskatchewan


Professional Development:

  • Executive Mini MBA, York University Schulich School of Business
  • Center of CEO Leadership Member, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
  • Canadian Board Diversity Council Get on Board Training program for board directors
  • Nova Scotia CEO Forum
  • Harvard University Faculty of Education President’s Forum
  • Senior University Administrator’s Senior Management Training Program


 Board Directorship:

  • 2016-2016: Victoria Conservatory of Music
  • 2009-2014: Camosun College
  • 2006-2009: Mount Saint Vincent University
  • 2013-2014: Association of Canadian Community Colleges
  • 2012-2013: Post-Secondary Employers’ Association, BC
  • 2013-2014: Resource Training Organization of BC
  • 2009-2014: Pacific training institute of Sport Excellence
  • 2008-2009: United Way Chair of Post-Secondary Division
  • 2009: Scotia Festival of Music
  • 1999-2004: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery
  • 1999-2003: Sask Film


Awards and Acknowledgements:

  • 2008: Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO’s
  • 2005: YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture

More board members:

Allen Huang, Ph.D.Vice Chair to the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Daniel Ping YuTrustee

Menglin Cao, Ph.D.Trustee

Geoffrey M. CoxTrustee

Miao YangTrustee

Greg BrandesTrustee

John WiddowsonTrustee

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