David Estok is the Vice-President, Communications for the University of Toronto. He oversees a team of marketing and communications professionals in digital media, brand marketing, media relations and communications. David has years of experience working in a collaborative manner in complex organizations in both the private and public sectors.
Prior to joining U of T, David was Vice-President, Communications for SickKids Hospital Foundation for five years. During that time, the Foundation was recognized for numerous awards in marketing and communications including a Silver Lion at Cannes for the “Better Tomorrow” campaign.
David was the Editor in Chief of The Hamilton Spectator, a large, suburban newspaper for almost four years. Under his leadership the newspaper was nominated for 11 National Newspaper Awards, two Michener awards, and was named best large-scale media organization in Canada.
David is also the former Associate Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs for The University of Western Ontario and has worked as a writer and senior editor for a number of publications including Macleans Magazine and The Financial Post.
David holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University and an Honours BA in English and History from The University of Western Ontario.