Provost, Vancouver Island University
David Witty PhD, MRAIC, FCIP, RPP
David Witty, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Vancouver Island University has combined public and private practice and teaching for much of his career. Prior to his current position, Dave was Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba (2001-2009) and, prior to that appointment, a Director and Partner in Urban Systems Ltd. a large multi-disciplinary consulting firm in BC and Alberta. Before moving to BC, he was a Senior Partner in Hilderman Witty and Associates, an award winning planning and landscape architecture practice based in Winnipeg and Saskatoon.
Dave was a Founding Director, Smart Growth BC. He is a former President of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and was founding Chair of the Canadian Healthy Communities Project. He was elected a Fellow of CIP in 1998 for “his outstanding contribution to planning in Canada.” He is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and an Honorary Member of the Council on Canadian Urbanism.