Christine Tausig Ford has three decades of experience in higher education and association management. She is Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Universities Canada, the national organization representing Canada’s 97 universities and university degree-level colleges.
Ms. Tausig Ford oversees the operations of the Ottawa-based organization. She provides high-level strategic advice to the President, Board of Directors and membership on all aspects of the association’s work, especially with respect to governance, membership issues, public affairs, research, international relations and leadership development.
Ms. Tausig is a former journalist, and was editor of AUCC’s magazine University Affairs. She holds an honours bachelor of journalism from Carleton University and a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Toronto’s Trinity College. She is a member of the Governing Board of the OECD’s Institutional Management of Higher Education Program in Paris and of the Board of Directors of the Science Media Centre of Canada. In 2012, Ms. Tausig Ford received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her service to higher education in Canada.