Manulife Financial Outstanding Achievement Award - 2008

Innes van Nostrand
Vice Principal, Upper Canada College

Innes van Nostrand, Vice Principal (Advancement) at Upper Canada College, has had a 22-year career in educational advancement at UCC and his other alma mater, Queen’s University. Throughout that time, Innes has had the good fortune of working with terrific people – both as colleagues and fellow volunteers – in great organizations.

He has served as a faculty member, presenter or chair at more than 30 conferences and institutes with CCAE, CASE, AFP, CAISDO and NAIS. He has published articles in the International Journal of Educational Advancement and CASE Currents, as well as contributing to two books.

Innes van Nostrand, Vice Principal (Advancement) at Upper Canada College, has had a 22-year career in educational advancement at UCC and his other alma mater, Queen’s University. Throughout that time, Innes has had the good fortune of working with terrific people – both as colleagues and fellow volunteers – in great organizations.

He has served as a faculty member, presenter or chair at more than 30 conferences and institutes with CCAE, CASE, AFP, CAISDO and NAIS. He has published articles in theInternational Journal of Educational Advancement and CASE Currents, as well as contributing to two books. He is a leader in market research, advancement ethics, measurement, generational programming, and strategic planning.

Innes has been President of CCAE-Ontario and a member of the CCAE National Board and Executive Committee, and currently serves on the National Advisory Board of KCI’sPhilanthropic Trends. Within the independent school sector, he been a member of the Canadian Educational Standards Institute’s visiting teams, and was chair of the committee that re-wrote the Canadian advancement standards. He sits on the boards of Queen’s and the Barbara Barrow Foundation.

He started his career at Queen’s as the architect of the student alumni association, having previously been president of the student government.  In 1988, he joined the alumni department, and in 1993 was appointed Director of Alumni Affairs, at 28 the youngest head of any major Queen’s department. For service to Queen’s, he was recognized with the Herbert J. Hamilton Award.

In 1999, Innes moved to Upper Canada College, eventually being appointed as vice principal in 2005.  He is responsible for all aspects of advancement, and is involved with broader school strategy and governance.

Innes’ real passion is his family: his wife Alison Holt (the more engaging and talented of the pair; Vice Principal, Advancement at Greenwood College School) and their three wonderful children – Jack (10), Claire (8) and Alec (6.)