April 2020 — The Honourable David C. Dingwall, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University (CBU), joins the International Advisory Board of M Square Media (MSM), a leading global platform serving the international education sector.
Dingwall was appointed as CBU’s 7th president and vice-chancellor on April 6, 2018.
At MSM, Dingwall brings his significant public and private sector portfolios to guide and mentor the organization, which provides student recruitment, agent management and marketing solutions to some 40 universities and colleges in support of their internationalization efforts.
“Bringing students from all over the world to Canada, and to Cape Breton University, to pursue a post-secondary education is changing the face of our community and impacting the prosperity of our communities and our people,” Dingwall said. “I am proud to work with the MSM International Advisory Board, one that is an international leader in ensuring learners from around the globe can unlock their potential.”
With its head office in Kelowna, British Columbia, MSM establishes global and country offices acting on behalf of its institution partners to provide recruitment and administrative support globally, whether in India, the Indian Subcontinent, Africa, or other high-growth markets worldwide.
A lawyer by profession, Dingwall was extensively involved in corporate governance, international relations and public policy. As CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, he was instrumental in growing its revenue to more than $100 million. He was also co-director of the Canada China Institute for Business and Development. In 1997, as Canada’s Minister of Health, he passed the Tobacco Control Act, deemed at that time as the toughest tobacco legislation in the world.
Cape Breton University provides an important economic boost to Cape Breton Island with its more than 6,000 students from 56 countries. Under his direction, CBU launched an academic plan and strategic plan, a revitalized CBU brand, and never-before-seen enrollment growth.
According to Dingwall: “At CBU, we push the boundaries of innovation and thought leadership to ensure a sustainable future. By welcoming the world to our campus, we’re creating a unique, academic experience with a decidedly global perspective and a diverse, inclusive Unama’ki (Cape Breton).”
“Under his leadership, CBU has become a showpiece for how expanded international student enrollment can greatly contribute to communities, including bringing in diversity and growth that can influence and reinvigorate institutional funding and strategic direction,” said Sanjay Laul, CEO and founder of MSM.
With Dingwall’s appointment, MSM’s International Advisory Board now consists of five members, including Sarah Todd, Vice President for Global at Griffith University and President of the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE); Raghwa Gopal, President and CEO at Innovate BC Canada; Markus Laitinen, Past President of European Association for International Education EAIE Europe; and Clark Hortsing, Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Guard.me International Insurance Canada. Learn more about the MSM International Advisory Board.
The Honourable David C. Dingwall, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University (CBU), joins the International Advisory Board of MSM, a leading global platform serving the international education sector. Mr. Dingwall is highly regarded for his substantial, in-depth experience in both the private and public sectors at both the national and international levels, including as former Minister of Health in the administration of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. At MSM, he will be an influential guiding voice as part of the Advisory Board, as MSM provides student recruitment, agent management and marketing solutions to some 40 universities and colleges in support of their internationalization efforts.
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