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Deborah Poff

Council Title: 
Past Chair and Trustee

Toronto, Canada

Term of Office as Past Chair and Trustee
May 2021-May 2022

Term of Office as Chair
May 2019-May 2021

Term of office as Vice-Chair and Chair Elect
May 2017-May 2019

Term of office as Treasurer
June 2016-June 2018 First Term

Term of office as a Trustee
September 2015-June 2016

Term of office as Elected Council member

June 2016-June 2021

Deborah Poff was previously Executive Vice-President Academic and Provost and Vice-President for Strategic Development at Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences. Prior to that she was President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University in Manitoba. From 1994 to 2004, she was Vice-President Academic and Provost at the University of Northern British Columbia. She is the co-founder and for over 30 years was the Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics.

She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics as well as Editor in Chief of Advances is Business Ethics Research (a book series). She is the Editor of Business Ethics in Canada and the Section Editor on Business and Economic Ethics of Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics published by Elsevier in 2012. 

She recently co-edited Citation Classics from the Journal of Business Ethics: Celebrating the First Thirty Years of Publication with Springer. Her areas of research are applied ethics and leadership studies. Most recently, she is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics, to be published by Springer Nature.

In 2016, Deborah Poff was awarded the Order of Canada for her work in universities and for increasing educational opportunities for Aboriginal people.