Speeches, Publications & Events

A selection of Chancellor Patten's speeches, publications, and events will appear here.

  • 2019


  • Address to the Mentoring Women Leaders Symposium

    Rose M. Patten, O.C., LL.D. Chancellor, University of Toronto March 8, 2019 Thank you, Dr Pauly. Good afternoon, everyone. I am delighted to take part in today’s conversation, which focuses on a subject of very great importance. And so, before proceeding, I would like to thank all those responsible for initiating and organizing it. First, […]


  • 2018


  • Chancellor Patten presides at the annual Rose Patten Mentoring Leadership Program reception

    December 11, 2018 Chancellor Patten was the featured speaker and a presenter at the annual Rose Patten Mentoring Leadership Program reception. This year’s event, held at Hart House, marked the 20th anniversary of the program, which was named in Dr Patten’s honour in 2008, in recognition of her long-standing, extensive commitment to mentorship in business […]


  • Rose Patten installed as the 34th Chancellor of the University of Toronto

    November 5, 2018 Rose Patten, O.C., LL.D. was installed as the 34th Chancellor of the University of Toronto during the opening Fall Convocation ceremony, at which graduating students in the Faculty of Arts and Science received their degrees. Officiants and speakers included Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University, Claire Kennedy, Chair of the University’s […]


  • Installation Address

    Rose M. Patten, O.C., LL.D. “This venerable and vital institution”: The Global Leadership and Impact of the U of T Community Address to Convocation on the Occasion of her Installation as the 34th Chancellor of the University of Toronto Convocation Hall, Toronto Monday, November 5, 2018 President Gertler, Ms Kennedy and members of the Governing […]