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Prof. Donald Ipperciel is the University's Chief Information Officer, a position he has held since 2018. He joined York University as Principal of Glendon College in 2014 from the University of Alberta' s Campus Saint-Jean, where he was Professor of Political Philosophy and served in several administrative roles, including Vice-Dean, Associate Dean Research, Associate Dean Information Technology and Innovation, and Director of the Canadian Studies Institute. He was the Francophone Editor of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology from 2010 to 2020. In 2011 he founded Oohoo IT Services, a spin-off company specializing in learning technologies. Prof. Ipperciel is a graduate of the Université de Montréal (BA and MA) and of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg (PhD). He was a Canada Research Chair between 2002 and 2012 and was made "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques" in 2017 by the French Republic.

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