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Rick Waugh, O.C.

Member United Way Worldwide Leadership Council
Retired Vice Chair, President and CEO Scotiabank
Toronto, Canada

Rick Waugh is retired Deputy Chairman, President & CEO of Scotiabank; past Chair of Board of Governors of York University; past President of International Monetary Conference (IMC); and, past Vice-Chair of the International Institute of Finance (IIF).

Rick is a member the Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Horatio Alger Association of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation.  Rick is also President and Director of the Waugh Family Foundation.

Rick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Business Administration from York University, a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from York University, University of Manitoba and Assumption University.

In 2012, Rick was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to strengthening the financial services industry in Canada and abroad.  He received the 2011 International Award from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.  In 2009, he received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Foreign Policy Association in New York, and had the Order of Merit conferred upon him by the President of the Dominican Republic for distinguished service to the country.  He was awarded the 2008 Award of Merit from B’nai Brith Canada, and the 2007 Merit of Honor, Council of the Americas, for his distinguished contribution to the Americas.

Rick and his wife, Lynne, have three sons, and are proud grandparents.