Ned Goodman re-elected as Chancellor of Brock University

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Ned Goodman re-elected as Chancellor of Brock University

Feb. 25, 2010

Ned Goodman, one of Canada’s most significant investment industry leaders and business builders, has been re-elected to a second three-year term as Chancellor of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.

Goodman, whose new term will begin when his current term expires in October, was recently re-elected by the University Senate with the full support of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Beyond conferring all degrees and diplomas, his duties as Chancellor include playing a leadership role in advancing the University and in the educational welfare of Brock students. His first term as Chancellor was characterized by a period of robust growth for the University, in terms of enrolment and in the completion or announcement of unprecedented infrastructure projects and facilities that will further transform the University’s dynamic learning and research capacity.

Goodman said he welcomes the opportunity to continue his role for another term.

“I have immensely enjoyed working with and being associated with Brock University,” said Goodman, “and I am delighted to remain as Chancellor. Brock is the type of innovative institution whose pursuit of excellence will inspire young minds to make Canada a world leader intellectually, culturally and economically.”

Brock President Jack Lightstone said the University is very fortunate to have Goodman remain as Chancellor, given his experience of professional and community achievement, and his legacy of success.

“Mr. Goodman’s knowledge, experience and advice has been invaluable to us throughout his first term,” said Lightstone. “As Brock’s presence and role continues to grow and evolve, both as a centre of education and research and as a community partner in Niagara and beyond, it is extremely important for us to have a seasoned leader like Ned Goodman as our Chancellor.”

Senate Chair John Sivell also welcomed the re-election of Goodman.

“Senate recognizes the wealth of experience and leadership in education, business and community service that Mr. Goodman brings to Brock University in the role of Chancellor,” said Sivell, a Professor of Applied Linguistics and Chair of Senate. “We look forward to his continued involvement as Chancellor as we work together with all of our partners to fulfill the academic mission of the University.”

Rudi Kroeker, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, said the board was thrilled to support the Senate's decision to ask Goodman to continue as Chancellor, “and more so that he has agreed to.”

“His breath and depth of insight critical to our service in the academy and community are a priceless resource,” said Kroeker. “He is an inspiration to us all, and we are proud to have him.”



Mr. Ned Goodman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dundee Bancorp Inc.
Chairman, Dynamic Mutual Funds Ltd. and
Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel

Widely recognized as one of Canada’s most successful investment counsellors, Mr. Goodman has more than four decades of investment experience as a securities analyst, portfolio manager and senior executive.

Mr. Goodman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Bancorp Inc. He serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Wealth and Dundee Wealth Management Inc., and Chairman of Dynamic Mutual Funds Limited.

Mr. Goodman is the lead portfolio manager for the Dynamic Focus+ family of mutual funds. His investment experience spans 40 years as a securities analyst, portfolio manager and senior executive, and he has an established reputation as one of Canada's most successful investment counselors.

Mr. Goodman is the founder and benefactor of the Goodman Institute of Investment Management, a graduate school for investment management at Concordia University, and serves there as an Adjunct Professor and as a member of the Associates of the Chancellor.

He is actively involved in and a benefactor of various philanthropic activities including Chairman Emeritus of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, a Governor of Junior Achievement of Canada, and a Director of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation and member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts. He is also a founding Director of the Roasters Foundation, the Jodamada Foundation and the Dynamic Fund Foundation. He is a former Director of Mount Sinai Hospital and the World Gold Council.

Mr. Goodman has a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst in 1967. In 1997, he was awarded a Doctorate of Laws, honoris causa, by Concordia University. He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2004 for Ontario.


Mr. Goodman was born in Montreal in 1937. His father, a fashion designer in Montreal’s garment business, immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine and started from very little.

As a youth, Mr. Goodman played football and basketball and had a love for physics, math and chemistry which led him to not follow his father’s career path but rather, seek formal education in the sciences and business when considering his post secondary education. 

Mr. Goodman’s professional career started in 1962 when he and future business partner Austin Beutel began to manage the Bronfman family money at Edpar. Shortly afterwards he and Beutel formed their own financial services firm with Seymour Schulich and together they built one of the largest independent financial firms in the country — Beutel, Goodman & Co.

In 1976, after a move to Ontario, he left Beutel, Goodman & Co. to form Dundee Capital which has since grown into a group of companies spanning the investment sector.

Mr. Goodman’s approach to academia and business has led him to become one of Canada’s success stories on an international level.