When the Hon. A. Anne McLellan takes up her appointment as the seventh chancellor of Dalhousie University in May, she will be returning to the school that prepared to become an outstanding academic, a leading lawyer and a widely respected political figure.
“I’m deeply honoured,” said Ms. McLellan in the University’s press release. “Dalhousie has been such an important part of my life, and the opportunity to give back as chancellor is one I would have never expected, but it’s a great privilege.” Ms McLellan studied arts and then law at Dal in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
A member of our Foundation’s Board of Directors, Ms. McLellan works with the national law firm Bennett Jones LLP and is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Alberta in the Alberta Institute for American Studies. Prior to that, she held the positions of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. She also served as Minister of Health, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Natural Resources and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. Before her time in politics, Ms. McLellan was a law professor, first at the University of New Brunswick and then the University of Alberta.
“I hope that I’m able to bring the perspective of a woman who has had the opportunity of a first-class education, and who then was able to use that education in ways that have contributed to our collective well-being.” said Ms. McLellan.