Michael Goldbloom, C.M., is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop’s University.
He holds an B.A. in Modern European History and Literature from Harvard University (1974) and a Bachelor of Civil Law (1978) and a Bachelor of Common Law (1979) from McGill University.
He worked as an editorial writer at The Gazette in Montreal (1980) before beginning his professional career in 1981 as a labour lawyer at Martineau Walker (now Fasken Martineau). In 1991 Mr. Goldbloom became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal YMCA. From 1994 to 2001 he served as Publisher of The Gazette. In 2002, he was a Visiting Scholar at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. In 2003 Mr. Goldbloom was named Deputy Publisher of the Toronto Star, and in 2004 became its Publisher. In 2007 he was appointed Vice-Principal (Public Affairs) and Senior Fellow in Media and Public Policy at McGill University. In August of 2008 he became the 18th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop’s University. He was reappointed for a second five-year term in July 2013 and in August 2018 reappointed for a third term.
In December 2013, Mr. Goldbloom was appointed to the Order of Canada for establishing several transformative civic organizations in Montreal and for his dedication to building bridges between the city’s English- and French-speaking communities.
Mr. Goldbloom has an extensive record of community leadership. He was President of Alliance Quebec and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ville Marie Social Services Centre, Selwyn House School in Montreal and of the YMCA of Quebec Foundation. He also served on the founding Board of Directors of the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres and as a member of the Quebec selection committee for the Rhodes Scholarship. He was co-chair of the 2010 Centraide Estrie Campaign. He has served on the Boards of the Canadian Jewish News and the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke. He currently serves on the boards of the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), the Université de Sherbrooke, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CSI) organisation. On April 3, 2018, Michael Goldbloom was appointed Chair of the Board of CBC/Radio-Canada for a five-year term.