About Alastair J.S. Summerlee

On August 1, Alastair J.S. Summerlee became the Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Canada’s capital university. A passionate humanitarian, dedicated teacher, internationally renowned biomedical science researcher and champion of civic engagement, Dr. Summerlee — the 14th president in Carleton’s history — will continue the university’s mission to be Here for Good. “I am excited,” he says, “about becoming involved in a community that cares about and confronts some of the most challenging problems facing our world.”

  • President, University of Guelph, 2003-2014
  • International Quality of Life Laureate, United Nations, 2012
  • Advisory Board Chair, Hunger Solutions Institute, Auburn University
  • Director of Research, Lucky Iron Fish