Dr Mary Bluechardt

Dr. Mary Bluechardt, President and Vice-Chancellor of Mount Saint Vincent University, was named a member of the Universities Canada board of directors today (October 30) during the association’s fall membership meeting in Ottawa. Dr. Bluechardt also serves as a member of Universities Canada’s International Committee.

Dr. Bluechardt is an experienced academic and administrative leader with a deep commitment to inclusion, mentorship and accessible education, and more than 25 years in the post-secondary sector across Canada. Under her leadership, the Mount has appointed its first Special Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs, established a new empowerment opportunity for young women to mark the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child, and is developing a new physical literacy program for young children (called PACE), among other initiatives.

An active community leader, Dr. Bluechardt is also a member of the boards of Research Nova Scotia and Special Olympics Nova Scotia, as well as a member of the International Women’s Forum (Atlantic Chapter), and co-chair of the Social Equity Working Group for the Province of Nova Scotia.

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