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Dominic Giroux

President and CEO

Since 2017, Dominic Giroux has been serving as President and CEO of Health Sciences North and the Health Sciences North Research Institute, one of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals and Northern Ontario’s largest hospital with 4,000 employees, 500 members of medical staff, 700 volunteers and 2,100 learners. 

Under his leadership, HSN eliminated a substantial deficit while sustaining patient satisfaction results above the average of Ontario teaching hospitals. HSN and HSNRI launched a focused 2019-2024 Strategic Plan after record-breaking consultations across Northeastern Ontario. 

He was appointed in 2019 on the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and on the board of the Ontario Hospital Association.

He has more than 20 years of senior executive experience in two Ontario school boards, as a former Assistant Deputy Minister in two Ontario ministries and as Laurentian University’s longest-serving President and Vice-Chancellor.

Under his leadership, Laurentian’s federal research funding increased by 143% compared to a 13% national increase. The university rose from 18th to 10th on Maclean’s rankings in its category.

In 2011, he received one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 awards and served as Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect of Universities Canada.

Mr. Giroux chaired the board of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, co-chaired the Consortium national de formation en santé and served on or led more than a dozen other boards in education, health, mining innovation, public policy, community and economic development.

He served on the Drummond Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services that made over 100 health-related recommendations, and on advisory panels for the Bank of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Finance, The Globe and Mail, Hydro One and the Mowat Centre.

Mr. Giroux holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Management and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, as well as an MBA from HEC Montreal. 

He was named by the French government as “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques de la République française” for his contribution to the influence of the French language in Canada, received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an Eagle feather for his leadership in Indigenous education.


Health Sciences North
Ramsey Lake Health Centre
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 5J1

Phone: 705-523-7100

Facebook: @dgiroux1

Twitter: @Dominic_Giroux

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