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Steve Fortin


Steve Fortin
Location: Waterloo
Appointed: April 1, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2023

Steve Fortin was appointed to the Director role for the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo in September 2018. A graduate of the University of Waterloo (PhD - 2000) and the Université du Québec à Rimouski (BBA Accounting - 1992), his research is published in multiple academic and practitioner journals, including the prestigious Journal of Accounting and Economics and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Prior to joining Waterloo, Steve was a faculty member at McGill University for 19 years, serving terms as Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs, Academic Director of the MBA and Associate Dean Masters programs. An accomplished teacher and academic administrator, he taught in multiple programs at McGill and in industry, from undergraduate to PhD, in degree programs and executive courses. 

Steve has received multiple awards over his career for academic excellence, teaching excellence and for his service. He is a CPA in both Québec and Ontario, and also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Steve is a father of two, and lives in the Waterloo region.