Maria Phipps P’98 ’03, Chair

Maria Phipps is president of M.E. Phipps & Associates Inc., an information and knowledge management consultancy which she founded in 1980. For the past 35 years her firm has provided information management solutions to corporations and organizations across Canada.

Maria graduated from Lakehead University in 1970, University of Guelph in 1978 (psychology), and holds a Masters of Information and Library Science (1979) from the University of Western Ontario.

Maria’s personal involvement with Trinity College School started in 1993 when her son, Geoff ’98, attended the School, following in the footsteps of his father, David ’62, as well as his grandfather and great uncle, both of whom graduated in the early 1920s. The attendance of her daughter, Elizabeth ’03, at the School ensured further commitment.

During the last 25 years she has served on the TCS Board of Governors twice, served on the campus concepts committee, the library & archives renovation task force and the headmaster’s search committee. She continues to serve on the School’s infrastructure committee and IT sub-committee, was appointed a trustee in the fall of 2005, and was involved in the School’s strategic planning workshop in 2006. Maria was the chair of the School’s 150th history book committee, which was responsible for the creation of the celebratory book, Hearts & Minds: 150 Years of Trinity College School. She is a TCS Foundation director and chair of the governance committee of the TCS Foundation.

Maria’s passion for Lake Superior and Northwestern Ontario is exhibited in many ways. The summer home on Nicol Island, Rossport, Ontario is an integral part of her life. She is a director of the Friends of Battle Island Lighthouse, Lake Superior, which provides stewardship to this national historic site.

Maria has served twice on the board of governors of St. John’s-Kilmarnock School and remains a member of the school corporation. She has just completed her ninth year as a member of the board of governors of Lakehead University where she is chair of the external relations committee and is a member of the presidential search committee.

Maria and her late husband David ’62 (2017) have resided in Aberfoyle for 25 years. Her two children, their spouses and grandchildren reside in Toronto.