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YUDC Governance 

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of York University, YUDC's Board of Directors comprises members of the University's administration, and prominent private sector business leaders who are presently serving or have served on the York University Board of Governors. 

YUDC Board of Directors as of October 18, 2023:

Randy Williamson: Chair and Independent Director of YUDC 
Paul Tsaparis: Chair Board of Governors, York University

Ken Silver: Chair Land and Property Committee Board of Governors, York University

Tim Price: Independent Director of YUDC

Dr. Rhonda Lenton: President and Vice Chancellor, York University 
Carol McAulay: Vice-President Finance and Administration, York University 
Christine Silversides: General Counsel,
York University





 YUDC Team

The team of experienced real estate development professionals at YUDC: 
• provides strategic real estate advice on how the Edge Precinct Lands should be developed; 
• leads the negotiation of all levels of planning and municipal approvals required by the University; 
• identifies and interacts with the private and public sector players required to put together deals; 
• leads closing of the commercial transaction; and, 
• provides owner’s project management oversight to ensure 3rd party agreement compliance with University requirements.

YUDC is comprised of: 
• President and CEO - Salima Rawji

• Chief Development Officer - Chris Wong

• Director, Project Management & Site
Construction - Irina Arsene

• Director, Real Estate Transactions and
Asset Management - Joseph Yun

• Senior Manager, Development &
Community Planning - Julie Dowbiggin

• Development Manager - William Hu

• Operations Manager for York Lanes - Jim Baliotis; and,

• Executive Assistant to the CEO - Janice Paterson.

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