Red Flower Nancy's Chair

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Championing Awareness, Education and Advocacy

The Nancy Rowell Jackman Chair in Women's Studies (Nancy's Chair) was established at Mount Saint Vincent University in the mid-1980s. Endowed by well-known Toronto-based feminist and philanthropist Nancy Ruth, the Chair raises awareness of women's issues by bringing to campus distinguished scholars in women's studies and activists who have contributed to the advancement of women. View past Chairs »

About the Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies

The presence of the Chair adds substantially to the intellectual strength of women's studies at Mount Saint Vincent and in the Atlantic region. Duties associated with the Chair include teaching, research, and public presentations on campus and around the Atlantic provinces. 

Recent Events

The Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies actively participates, engages and facilitates in an array of events related to teaching, research and education. Read more »

Opportunities to get Involved

Students, faculty, staff and members of the broader community are invited to participate in events and get involved with the work of the current Nancy's Chair. For more information on upcoming opportunities, visit us on Facebook »

Catherine Martin, 14th Nancy's Chair (2015-2017)

Catherine Martin (Behind the Camera)A member of the Millbrook First Nation in Truro, Nova Scotia, Catherine is an independent film producer, director, writer, facilitator, communications consultant, community activist, teacher, drummer, and the first woman Mi’kmaw filmmaker from the Atlantic region. Catherine’s many award-winning documentaries tell the stories of her nation and include the animation film Little Boy Who Lived with Muini’skw (2004), the NFB film The Spirit of Annie Mae (2002), and Spirit Wind (2000.

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