|15th President of the University of Toronto|
October 1, 2005 – October, 2013
Vivek Goel (Acting)|
Frank Iacobucci (Interim)
|Succeeded by||Meric Gertler|
Christopher David Naylor|
October 26, 1954
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
University of Toronto|
University of Oxford
|Website||Office of the President|
Life and career
Naylor was born in Woodstock, Ontario. A Rhodes Scholar, Naylor received an MD from the University of Toronto in 1978, proceeding to Hertford College, Oxford, where he earned a D.Phil in 1983 in the Department of Social and Administrative Studies. He completed work in internal medicine and clinical epidemiology at the University of Western Ontario and Toronto and joined the academic staff of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1987.
Naylor developed the proposal for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in 1991 and served as the Institute's President and Chief Executive Officer from its inception in 1992 until June 1998.
Naylor was appointed Dean of Medicine and Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions, of the University of Toronto in 1999. He was named Chair of the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health, 2003, following the outbreak of SARS in Canada.
The appointment of Naylor as president of the University of Toronto was announced on 26 April 2005. He replaced acting president Vivek Goel who in turn had replaced interim president Frank Iacobucci, who himself took over after the departure of Robert Birgeneau. Naylor officially took office on October 1, 2005.
On July 25, 2006, it was announced that Naylor had been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was appointed on April 6, 2006, and his investiture took place on February 9, 2007.
On June 24, 2014, Naylor was appointed by Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, as Chair of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. The Panel's report, Unleashing Innovation: Excellence for Healthcare in Canada was delivered in July 2015.
- Learning from SARS - Renewal of Public Health in Canada. A report of the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health October 2003. Public Health Agency of Canada. Retrieved on 2009-06-16
- The Globe and Mail Retrieved on 2006-07-25
- "Order of Canada - C. David Naylor, O.C., M.D., F.R.C.P.C., F.R.S.C.". Office of the Governor General of Canada. Appointment April 6, 2006; Investiture February 9, 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-16. Check date values in:
- "Minister Ambrose Launches Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation." Health Canada. Retrieved on 2014-10-15