Carleton University will formally install Charles Chi as its 11th Chancellor to open the 2012 Spring Convocation ceremonies taking place Tuesday, June 5 to Friday, June 8. Chi graduated from Carleton University in 1988 in Systems and Computer Engineering and he is the university’s first chancellor who is an alumnus.

Tuesday, June 5
9:30 a.m.

All convocation ceremonies, including the formal installation, will take place in the Carleton University Fieldhouse.

Chi has had a diverse career in high-tech, from operating roles to venture capital investing. He started his engineering career in Canada with Bell Canada and Unitel before assuming roles in marketing. In 1995, Chi moved to Silicon Valley in California.

He is currently the executive chairman at Lytro, an early-stage company located in Mountain View, CA, which is developing a suite of products based on technology that may revolutionize photography offerings in the $30-billion consumer imaging market.

He brings a diverse background to Carleton in marketing, sales, engineering and executive leadership. He is the former vice-president of marketing at Ciena, co-founder at Lightera networks, marketing group manager at Cisco and customer systems engineer at StratCom.

While he calls California home, his parents and other family members live in Ottawa.

For all the details surrounding Carleton Convocation ceremonies, the Chancellor’s formal installation and honorary degree recipients, please visit:


For more information:
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
(613) 520-2600, ext. 8718
(613) 240-3305, ext. 8718

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