Janice Fukakusa is Chancellor of Ryerson University. She serves as a corporate director with extensive banking and financial services experience. She previously served as RBC’s Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and a member of RBC’s Group Executive, from which she retired in January 2017 following a distinguished 31-year career.
Janice currently serves on the boards of corporate and not-for-profit organizations. She is a director on the Boards of Brookfield Asset Management, Cineplex, Loblaw, and Riocan. She works with various not-for-profit and charitable organizations, including Chairing the Boards of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Foundation, and SHEEO, and is Chancellor of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
In 2007, she was inducted into Canada's Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. In 2016, she was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker magazine for the fourth consecutive year. She was also selected as Canada's CFO of the Year by Financial Executives Canada, PwC, and Robert Half in 2014.
Janice has the professional designations of Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. She was appointed Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (FCPA) in 2011. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and held a Master of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business at York University in 2016, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from York University.