Kitchener-Waterloo

Education leaders dominate top 10 on Sunshine List in K-W, Guelph

Leaders at educational facilities in Kitchener-Waterloo took eight of the top 10 local positions on the Ontario government's annual Sunshine List of people making more than $100,000 at government-funded agencies and institutions.
The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is located in Waterloo. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

Ontario's annual Sunshine List, which names the highest-paid public sector employees, is out for 2018.

In the Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph area, leaders of educational institutions place in eight of the 10 highest-paid provincially-funded positions.

The area has three large universities, a community college as well as other educational facilities.

From the provincial government public sector salary disclosure database, they are:

  • Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute ($524,182.51).
  • Feridun Hamdullahpur president of the University of Waterloo ($475,631.08).
  • Malcolm Maxwell, president and CEO of Grand River Hospital Corp. ($434,016.51).
  • Franco Vaccarino, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Guelph ($423,648.06).
  • John Tibbits, president, Conestoga College ($409,900.00).
  • James Rush, vice-president, Academic and provost of the University of Waterloo ($399,680.76).
  • Robert Myers, faculty at the Perimeter Institute ($355,669.32).
  • Bruce Lauckner, CEO of Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integration Network ($347,381.72).
  • Deborah Maclatchy, president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University ($346,500.04).
  • Derk Max Blouw, also listed as president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University ($337,652.90).

Here's an abridged, searchable version of the database of provincial public sector workers paid $100,000 or more last year, focused on the K-W area. The entire government database is available on the province's website.

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