The Honourable David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C.
Distinguished Visiting Professor
David C. Dingwall has been a distinguished visiting professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management since May 2011. Dingwall has extensive experience in the private and public sectors on a domestic and international level. Dingwall speaks directly to his experience in alternate dispute mechanisms, labour, corporate governance, corporate/commercial and entrepreneurial management. A world traveller, he has conducted business in Australia, China, Switzerland, Israel, France, Thailand, United States and many more countries.
A lawyer by training, Dingwall has extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience. He served as president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, where he created the World’s first ever coloured coin, the Poppy Coin. As Canada’s Health Minister in 1997, he introduced and passed the Tobacco Control Act. This achievement was recognized by the World Health Organization Association and the Canadian Lung Association. In the private sector, Dingwall was Chairman and CEO of Walding International, and founded the Darius Group, and has served on many private sector boards as well as charitable organizations.
Dingwall is currently the co-director of the Ted Rogers School of Management Canada-China Institute for Business and Development, which builds and advances the understanding of China through research, innovative educational and training programs, and influential public events. The institute serves as a centre of excellence for education and knowledge dissemination on China, past and present day. Dingwall is the host of the Ryerson Negotiation Project, where he interviews prominent Canadians on their approach to negotiation and makes the content available to students, faculty and the general public. Dingwall also lectures on negotiations in the MBA degree as well as the undergraduate program.