Mrs. Bela Ravi, Chancellor
Group shot of Mrs. Bela Ravi Installation as Chancellor with Dr. Kevin McCormick and Mary-Liz Warwick



Mrs. Bela Ravi


Mrs. Bela Ravi, a distinguished, dedicated and award-winning member of the Greater Sudbury community, was officially installed as Chancellor of Huntington University in a private ceremony during the institution's 60th anniversary year, in 2020.  

As one of  Greater Sudbury’s most influential and highly respected community leaders her name is synonymous with philanthropy, community service, leadership, and education, which has earned her many distinguished accolades and awards at the local and national levels.

Ravi was born in Patiala, India and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1973.  She is married with three daughters and has been a member of the Greater Sudbury community for 25 years, making outstanding contributions to education, the arts, health and senior care, homelessness, multiculturalism and citizenship, and more. At present, Ravi serves as President of the Sudbury Multicultural & Folk Arts Association, and sits as a board member for such organizations as the YMCA Northeastern Ontario-Fund Development Committee, the Local Immigration Partnership, and the India-Canada Association. She is also a member of the City of Greater Sudbury’s Senior Advisory Panel.

Over the years she has dedicated much of her time and talent, in leadership roles, and is past president of both the India-Canada Association and Sudbury Prarthana Samaj, past co-chair of the Institute of Canadian Citizenship, past fundraising committee member for Elgin Street Mission, and a past board member of the Ontario Arts Council. She has involved herself in many educational leadership roles over the years, including as a former member of the Laurentian University Board of Governors, and as a supporter of the Rainbow Board through her role on the MacLeod Public School Parent Council and in raising funds to establish the Joan Mantle Music Trust. For her dedicated community service, Ravi has been recognized with numerous accolades and honours including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Hall of Fame Community Builders Award of Excellence, Paul Harris Fellowship, just to name a few.