Gabriel Miller

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President and CEO


Gabriel Miller is the president and CEO of Universities Canada. He is an experienced not-for-profit leader who has built an extensive track record in member relations, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, and public policy development over his 22-year career. Previously, he was the president and chief executive officer of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Prior to joining the Federation, he served in a series of senior roles with the Canadian Cancer Society, culminating as vice-president of public issues, policy and cancer information, and at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Gabriel has extensive experience building public dialogue on complex issues such as end-of-life and palliative care, directed successful national campaigns, and been a leader in highly effective coalitions, including one that led to the federal ban on asbestos announced in 2016 and the 10-year national infrastructure plan announced in 2013. He is an experienced media spokesperson who has appeared in major national television news broadcast organizations and leading Canadian newspapers. Previously, Gabriel was the government and media relations director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, which represents big city mayors and municipal governments across the country.

Gabriel holds a BA in philosophy from Queen’s University and has served as a member of several not-for-profit boards as well as on the Government of Canada’s Diamond Jubilee Advisory Committee.


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