Wendy Cukier is a professor of information technology management at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, and the chair of the Board of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. She founded the university’s Diversity Institute, which develops evidence-based strategies to promote inclusion.
Cukier’s work includes the Diversity Leads project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, which benchmarked and tracked workplace diversity across sectors over five years.
Prior to this, Cukier was vice-president of research and innovation at Ryerson University. She was also a co-investigator in the Black Experience Project in Toronto, and has researched and published on the experience of Muslim women in leadership.
Cukier has received many awards for her leadership, including the Harry Jerome Award for Diversity, the Canada Pakistan Business Council’s Professional Excellence Award and the Governor General's Meritorious Cross.
Cukier holds a PhD in management science from York University, a master of business administration and a master of arts from the University of Toronto, and honorary doctorates from Laval University and Concordia University.