Prior to his appointment as Deputy Chancellor, Mr. Wener served on the Board of Governors from 1995 to June 2012, was Vice-Chair of the Board from 2005 to 2011 and Chair of the Real Estate Planning Committee from 1996 to 2012.
Mr. Wener is Chairman and CEO of Canderel. A native Montrealer who graduated from Concordia University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Mr. Wener turned his passion for buildings and architecture into 40 years of acquiring, developing and managing office and industrial properties, residential condominiums and retail facilities.
Committed to community involvement, Mr. Wener launched Défi Corporatif Canderel in 1989, which has since raised more than $7 million for cancer research. As a personal expression of his belief in community service, for over 25 years Mr. Wener has played a leadership role in numerous organizations devoted to education, culture and health. He is also a director of several corporations.
Mr. Wener is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Conseil du Patronat du Québec.