David Johnston is a Canadian academic, author, and former politician who served as the 28th Governor General of Canada from 2010 to 2017. He was born on June 28, 1941, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Johnston attended Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and later a law degree. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in government from Harvard.
Johnston’s academic career began at Queen’s University, where he was a professor of law and served as dean of the Faculty of Law from 1974 to 1979.
He later served as the principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University from 1979 to 1994 and as the president of the University of Waterloo from 1999 to 2010.
In addition to his academic career, Johnston has served on a number of boards and committees, including the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the World Economic Forum, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
He has also authored or co-authored more than 20 books, including “The Canadian Quandary” and “The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation.”
David Johnston Wife: Meet Sharon Johnston
David Johnston’s wife is Sharon Johnston. David and Sharon Johnston have five daughters together and several grandchildren.
They are known for their commitment to public service, volunteerism, and promoting education and innovation in Canada.
Who is Sharon Johnston?
Sharon Johnston is an accomplished landscape architect and former teacher. She was born on June 28, 1942, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Western Ontario, her Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture from the University of Toronto, and her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Sharon Johnston has worked on numerous landscape architecture projects across Canada, including parks, residential and commercial properties, and urban design projects.
She has also been involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, and has served as the Honorary Patron of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.