Dr. Jacline Nyman was appointed vice-president, external relations at the University of Ottawa for a five-year term beginning August 13, 2018.
As vice-president, external relations, Jacline advances the goals of the University through a diverse portfolio of activities that focus on raising the University’s profile, establishing strategic internal and external partnerships, fostering stakeholder engagement, and growing revenue to support the University in its research and teaching mission. In this role, she is responsible for the activities of the development office, the alumni relations office, the marketing and communications directorate, language services and advancement services.
Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Jacline was the president and CEO of United Way Centraide Canada and worked with the Smith School of Business (Queen’s University, Kingston) as executive director of development and alumni relations; as vice-president of fundraising and donor relations at the York University Foundation (Toronto); director of development and external relations at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business (Calgary); and as director of advancement services and liaison manager for the University of Ottawa.
As a non-profit sector leader, Jacline engages frequently in public speaking and advocacy on a wide range of topics, including the charitable sector, organizational leadership, philanthropy and fundraising, transformational change and modernization. She appeared before the Senate of Canada’s special committee on the charitable sector; spoke on the topic of “The Future of Generosity, Philanthropy and Artificial Intelligence”; on “The Future of Corporate Philanthropy and New Technologies” at the Economic Club of Canada; and at the Canada 2020 speakers series about “5 Big Ideas for the Future of Canada.” She currently volunteers on a number of boards, namely as Chair of the Board for Elevate International and is a Trustee of the Board for the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Jacline actively mentors’ young professionals as they navigate their careers.
Jacline is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management and was formerly an assistant professor at Queen’s School of Business (Queen’s University) teaching marketing, marketing ethics and social responsibility. She actively researches in the fields of marketing, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
Jacline holds a Bachelor of Administration (University of Ottawa); an MBA (University of Calgary); a doctorate in Business Administration — Marketing (Cranfield University, U.K.). Jacline earned the ICD.D corporate governance designation from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2016.
The vice-president, external relations advances the goals of the University through a diverse portfolio of activities that centre on raising the University’s profile, establishing strategic internal and external partnerships, fostering stakeholder engagement, and growing revenue to support the University in its research and teaching mission. The vice-president, external relations, oversees the activities of the Development Office, the Alumni Relations Office, the Communications Directorate, Language Services and Advancement Services.