Mount Allison University is a primarily undergraduate liberal arts and sciences university.
The University offers a flexible liberal arts and sciences education that prepares students for any career path and to enter into professional and graduate programs. Mount Allison prides itself on providing a high-quality academic experience, combined with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in a close-knit community.
Faculty and staff
Rankings and reputation
The University has been ranked the top undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine’s annual University Rankings more times than any other university.
#1 undergraduate university
#1 in scholarships and bursaries
Maclean's 2023 University Rankings
In Maclean’s 2023 University Rankings, Mount Allison was named the #1 undergraduate university in Canada.
Mount Allison also ranked:
- first for reputation, scholarships and bursaries, operating budget, and library expenses
- second for students awards
- third for faculty awards and student-to-faculty ratio (16:1)
Sackville, New Brunswick
Mount Allison University's beautiful and historically rich campus is nestled on the Tantramar marshes in the heart of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
Mount Allison prides itself on providing a high quality academic experience through degrees, programs, and certificates.
A high percentage of Mount Allison’s graduating students move on to graduate programs or professional schools such as law and medicine.
- To date, 56 Mount Allison students have become Rhodes Scholars — one of the best per capita records of any university in Canada
- Students at Mount Allison generally feel more positive about their university experience than students attending other post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada (Canadian University Report, Globe & Mail)
Our liberal arts and sciences education
A liberal arts and sciences education from Mount Allison will teach you important skills that can help you thrive, both personally and professionally, in today's ever-changing world.
What is a liberal arts and sciences education?
At Mount Allison, our approach to liberal arts and sciences allows you to gain a broad knowledge base through learning across disciplines while developing a deeper knowledge of specific academic disciplines through advanced study in your chosen major and minor.
Students have interdisciplinary opportunities in every degree and program allowing you the flexibility to combine your interests and meet your unique career goals.
A liberal arts and sciences education at Mount Allison will:
- develop your communications and critical thinking skills
- expand your worldview and ability to understand complex issues
- foster your ability to problem solve in creative ways
- cultivate leadership and collaboration skills
Our teaching and learning
Avg. first-year class size
At Mount Allison, students are mentored, taught, challenged, and encouraged by accomplished leaders in their field:
- 11 Mount Allison professors have been named 3M National Teaching Fellows — Canada’s top teaching honour
- Two Mount Allison professors are Canada Research Chairs — the highest research honour in the country
Home of the Mounties
At Mount Allison, our student-athletes do an exemplary job of combining their commitment to academics with a commitment to performing at the highest level within their sport.
- Over 30 per cent of varsity athletes were named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians or CCAA National Scholars during the 2021-22 academic year
- The Mounties also includes eight club teams and ten intramural sports
Our University structure
Mount Allison's governance structure includes an external Board as well as University Senate and a senior leadership team. The University is guided by a set of policies and procedures and reports publicly on its finances, investments, and other items.
The University's organizational structure includes both academic and administrative departments. Academic departments are grouped by Faculty and administrative departments by function.
The Maple League of Universities
Mount Allison, along with Acadia, Bishop's and St. Francis Xavier are proud members of the Maple League of Universities.
Individually, each of our institutions is committed to delivering an extraordinary educational experience – student centred, hands on, and community minded – and consistently ranked among Canada's very best primarily undergraduate universities.
Working together, we offer you broad educational, cultural, and social opportunities that complement your program of study.
Learn more: mapleleague.ca
Mount Allison's history
Mount Allison traces its roots to 1839 when Sackville merchant Charles Frederick Allison proposed the creation of a school of elementary and higher learning.
Mount Allison's history of firsts
- First university in the British Empire to award a Bachelor's degree to a woman — Grace Annie Lockhart, Bachelor of Science, 1875
- First university in Canada to grant a Bachelor of Arts to a woman — Harriet Starr Stewart, 1887
- First university art gallery in Canada, the Owens Art Gallery
- First university in Canada to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree — 1941
- First university in Canada to provide internet access across the entire campus
- First university in Canada to offer a Canadian Studies program
- A pioneer in the establishment of services for students with learning disabilities
Past Presidents and Chancellors
1843-69 (Academy), 1854-62 (Ladies’ College) and 1862-69 (College)
Born on June 10, 1813 in Fredericton, NB, Humphrey Pickard graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in 1839. He then served as a Methodist minister in New Brunswick before accepting an appointment as Principal of Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy in 1843. When the Female Branch of the Academy (later Mount Allison Ladies’ College) opened in 1854, he became Principal of both branches. Through his efforts, Mount Allison Wesleyan College (later Mount Allison University) was organized and he became its first President in 1862. He served until 1869 when he moved to Halifax and became the Editor of the Provincial Wesleyan. He continued to serve Mount Allison as a member of the Board of Governors. Wesleyan University conferred a DD on him in 1857. Rev. Dr. Pickard died on Feb. 28, 1890.
1869-1878 (Academy and College) and 1891-1911 (College)
Pickard’s successor both as President of the College and Principal of the Academy was David Allison, cousin of founder Charles Frederick Allison. He was born in Newport, NS on July 3, 1836, and had attended Mount Allison Academy. He then went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he graduated with a BA in 1859. Beginning in 1860, Allison taught classics and law-related courses at Mount Allison Academy during which time he earned a MA from Wesleyan. He was appointed President and Principal in 1869. Allison was popular among the students, took part in many sporting activities, and always enjoyed a good horse race. He retired in 1878 to become Superintendent of Education in Nova Scotia. In 1891 he returned as President of Mount Allison College and, in total, he served 29 years as President. Allison retired to Halifax in 1911, where he died on Feb. 13, 1924.
James Robert Inch
1869-1878 (Ladies’ Academy) and 1878-1891 (College)
James Inch was born on April 29, 1835 in New Jerusalem, NB. After attending New Brunswick’s Normal School, he received a first-class teaching license in 1850. In 1854, he joined the faculty of the Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy and taught in both the male and female branches. When Mount Allison Wesleyan College was opened in 1862, he joined its faculty and also enrolled as a student. In 1864, the year he received his BA, he became Vice-Principal of the Ladies’ Academy. In 1869, two years after obtaining an MA, he was made Principal. Inch is best known as an advocate for a university education for women and his motion to the Board to admit women was passed in 1872. In 1878, Inch succeeded Allison as President of the College, but continued to teach mental philosophy and logic. During his Presidency he began a modest building expansion program and nearly tripled the University’s endowment. In 1891, Inch left Mount Allison to take the post of chief superintendent of education in New Brunswick, where he remained until retirement in 1909. Inch died in Amherst, NS on Oct. 13, 1912.
David Allison served a second term as President between 1891 and 1911.
Byron Crane Borden
B. C. Borden was born in Avonport, NS on Nov. 27, 1850. He had taught in Nova Scotia public schools before attending Mount Allison and graduating in 1878 with a BA. He then entered the Methodist ministry and after seven years serving congregations in Bermuda and Nova Scotia, he was appointed Principal of the Ladies’ College in 1885; he shared his duties with Preceptress Mary Mellish Archibald. Borden also taught in the University and served as Dean of the Faculty of Theology. Borden became President in 1911 and steered the University through financial crises, war, and economic depression. He resigned in 1923 and was immediately appointed to a four-year term as Chair of the Board of Regents. Borden died on July 17, 1929 in Annapolis Royal, NS.
George Johnstone Trueman
George Trueman was born on Jan. 30, 1872 in Point de Bute, NB. He attended the Provincial Normal School in Fredericton in 1891 and then taught before entering Mount Allison in 1893. For a variety of reasons, Trueman did not graduate until 1902, with a BA. He then went to Europe where he studied the science of teaching at the University of Berlin and the University of Heidelburg. Returning to Sackville, Trueman accepted a teaching position at the Mount Allison Academy. While teaching, he completed an MA degree, which he received from Mount Allison in 1904. He next taught at and then became the Principal of Stanstead College in Quebec where he remained until 1920. Through a leave of absence he was able to attend Columbia University and was awarded a PhD in 1919. After a term as the assistant secretary in the Education Office of the Methodist Church of Canada, from 1920–23, Trueman accepted the position as President of Mount Allison University. He was the first President to hold a doctorate. Trueman served for 23 years, until 1945. After his retirement, he served on the Board of Regents and on Sackville Town Council. He was elected Mayor in January 1949, but his term was of short duration because he suffered a stroke and died on Feb. 18, 1949.
William Thomas Ross Flemington
Ross Flemington was born in Newfoundland on Oct. 11, 1897. He attended the Provincial Normal College and graduated in 1916. He immediately enlisted in the Army and was sent overseas. Upon returning, he entered Mount Allison University and graduated with a BA in 1922 and a MA in 1923. In 1924 he accepted the position of vice-principal of the Mount Allison Academy and held it while studying in the Theological School from which he graduated in 1926. Next, Flemington took post-graduate work at Columbia and the Ontario College of Education and received a Bachelor of Pedagogy in 1930. That same year he became Principal of the Mount Allison Academy. When World War II broke out, Flemington enlisted and ultimately became the Chief Protestant Chaplain Overseas. Flemington returned to Mount Allison to accept the position of President in 1945. He served in that capacity for 17 years, until 1962 when he became Director of Education in the federal External Aid office. Upon retirement from that position, Flemington became New Brunswick’s first Ombudsman, 1967 to 1971. He received an Order of the British Empire in 1944 and was made Companion of the Order of Canada in the late 1960s. Flemington died at his home in Port Elgin, NB on July 10, 1971.
William Stanley Hayes Crawford
President Ross Flemington left Mount Allison a year earlier than planned to take a position with the federal External Aid office and William S. H. Crawford, head of the Mathematics Department, agreed to become the acting President for one year while the Board searched for a new President. See below for information about Crawford’s Presidency, 1975–80.
Laurence Harold Cragg
Laurie Cragg was born on Sept. 7, 1912 in Lethbridge, AB. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto, earning a BA with Honours in 1934, an MA in 1935, and a PhD in physical chemistry in 1937. From 1937 to 1943 Cragg was professor of chemistry at Brandon College. He then taught at McMaster University from 1943 to 1959 at which time he was appointed vice-president at the University of Alberta. He held that position until 1963 when he came to Mount Allison to serve as its seventh President. He remained at Mount Allison University until June 1975. Cragg was a well-known chemist whose research included blood plasma substitutes and the physical chemistry of high polymers. During his Presidency at Mount Allison, he oversaw the construction of the Mount Allison Chapel, the Ralph Pickard Bell Library, the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music, and Marjorie Young Bell Convocation Hall. He was the recipient of the Chemical Education Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada and a 1967 Centennial Medal. The L.H. Cragg Resource Centre at Mount Allison bears his name. Dr. Cragg died in Halifax, NS on Jan. 27, 2004.
William Stanley Hayes Crawford
William Crawford was born in Saint John, NB on April 17, 1916. He attended Mount Allison University and graduated with a double honours in mathematics and physics in 1939. Although selected as a Rhodes Scholar for New Brunswick, he was unable to accept because of the outbreak of World War II. Instead, he attended the University of Minnesota and received an MA in 1942. He remained there until Mount Allison University offered him a teaching position in 1946; he accepted and remained for the rest of his career. While at Mount Allison he continued his studies and received a PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1950. Dr. Crawford held numerous academic and administrative posts over the years, including professor of mathematics, 1947-85; head of the Mathematics Department, 1947-72; dean of the Faculty of Science, 1956-62; dean of faculty, 1962-65; Acting President, 1962-63; vice-president, 1962-69; and President, 1975-80. After his term as President, Crawford continued to teach in the Mathematics Department until 1985 when he retired and became professor emeritus and President Emeritus. Throughout his life, Dr. Crawford was known as a formidable athlete, performing in several sports. He died on Oct. 28, 1996 in Sarasota, Florida from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident.
Guy Robertson MacLean
Guy MacLean was born in Sydney, NS in 1929. He attended Dalhousie University where he received a BA in 1951 and a MA in history in 1953. That same year he was chosen as a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford, which granted him an honours BA and a MA. He received a PhD from Duke University in 1958. MacLean taught history at Dalhousie University beginning in 1957 but also served as Dean of the faculty of graduate studies, 1966–69, Dean of the faculty of arts and science, 1969–75, and vice-president academic and research from 1974-80. He took the reins as Mount Allison University’s ninth President in July 1980 and remained until 1986. From 1989-94 he was Ombudsman for Nova Scotia. MacLean died in Halifax on Oct. 29, 2021.
Donald Otis Wells
Don Wells was born on April 3, 1933, in McKeesport Pennsylvania. He graduated from Stanford University where he received a BSc, MSc, and PhD in physics. He was a research assistant at Stanford from 1957 to 1961 and then assistant professor of physics at the University of Oregon, 1961 to 1967. Wells came to Canada in 1967 as associate professor of physics at the University of Manitoba. In addition to teaching, Wells was appointed assistant vice-president (planning and special assignments) and in 1975 became vice-president (administration). He remained at the University of Manitoba until his appointment as Mount Allison University’s 10th President in 1986. He served as President of the University of Regina from 1990-98. Upon retirement, Wells moved to Wolfville, NS where he served as a new initiatives advisor at Acadia University from 1998-2004.
Sheila A. Brown
Sheila Brown received her BA (Honours) degree in geography from Cambridge University and went on to earn a MA and PhD, also in geography, from the University of Alberta. She subsequently accepted teaching positions at that same university, remaining there until 1980. She next taught at the University of Manitoba until accepting the position of vice-president at Mount Allison in July 1987. Brown agreed to act as interim President after the resignation of Donald Wells and held that position for the 1990-91 school year. Next she went to Mount Saint Vincent University where she served four years as vice-president academic (1992-96), and 10 years (1996–2006) as President.
Ian David Campbell Newbould
Ian Newbould was born in Guelph, ON on June 20, 1943. He received a BA from the University of Western Ontario, an MA from the University of Guelph, and a PhD from the University of Manchester. He was appointed as Mount Allison University's 11th President in 1991 and was the first President in 20 years to be granted a second term. During his two terms he reformed the Board of Regents and brought about financial changes aimed at increased stability. Upon leaving Mount Allison, Newbould became the President of North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, where he served as President until 2008. Following his tenure in North Carolina, he was appointed President of Richmond, The American International University in London, England.
Alexander Wayne MacKay
Alexander Wayne MacKay, CM, QC, was born on May 23, 1949 in Mount Thom, in Pictou County, NS. He attended Mount Allison University and received a BA in 1970 and a BEd in 1972. He then went to the University of Florida where he received an MA in 1971, followed by Dalhousie Law School, where he received an LLB in 1978. He was a professor of law at Dalhousie University from 1979 to 2001, at which time he returned to Mount Allison to become President. MacKay served as Mount Allison's 12th President for a three-year term before he returned to Dalhousie University as professor of law. Lawyer, teacher, and human rights expert, MacKay was invested as a member of the Order of Canada for his work in human rights law and contributions to Canadian education on June 29, 2005. He is currently a member of the Dalhousie University Faculty of Law and is a Canadian expert on constitutional law, education law, and human rights.
Kenneth L. Ozmon
Kenneth Ozmon was born on Sept. 4, 1931 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He received a BA from St. Bernard College in 1952, and an MA from the Catholic University of America in 1963. After teaching at various schools, primarily in the USA but also in Montreal, he received a PhD in psychology from the University of Maine in 1968. He went to the University of Prince Edward Island in 1969 where he taught psychology and later became chair of the Psychology Department and dean of arts for his last seven years. In 1979 he was appointed President of Saint Mary's University, serving in that capacity for 21 years until his retirement in 2000. In 2004 Dr. Ozmon agreed to serve as President for Mount Allison University and concluded his two-year term in June 2006. During his time at Mount Allison he helped to reverse a shortfall in admissions and also helped launch an ambitious $86-million capital campaign. He also served as Chairman of the Board at Optipress in Nova Scotia and as a Board member for the Ireland Canada University Foundation. Ozmon died Feb. 23, 2022 at the age of 90.
Robert M. Campbell
Robert Campbell was born on Sept. 12, 1950 in Montreal, Quebec. He received a BA from Trent University in 1974, an MA from the University of Toronto in 1976, and a PhD from the London School of Economics in 1980 in the areas of political science and economics. After teaching at Trent University from 1980 to 2000, where he was provost and dean of arts and science, Campbell went to Wilfrid Laurier University where he was the dean of arts from 2000 to 2005. Campbell's research on public policy took a particular focus on postal systems around the world, and how they have been affected by international and technological changes. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2016 for his contributions to academia, as an authority on postal services, and as President of Mount Allison University.
Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau earned an honours in psychology at the University of New Brunswick, a Master’s in Child Development from Laurentian University, and a PhD in experimental psychology from Tufts University. In 2003 he was the chair of the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University, and served as dean of arts from 2011 to 2016. Dr. Boudreau’s research focuses on the dynamic interaction between mind and action during infancy. In 2014, Dr. Boudreau and his team launched Ryerson’s first social innovation incubator, the Social Ventures Zone. In partnership with the office of Community Engagement, he also launched the ShapeLab, an experiential learning opportunity for students to co-create innovative solutions to Toronto’s pressing urban issues. He was also the founder and director of Ryerson’s Children, Health, Infancy, Learning, and Development (CHILD) Lab and is a fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Ralph Pickard Bell
Ralph Pickard Bell was born in Halifax, NS on March 28, 1886, the son of Andrew Mackinlay Bell (1847-1918) and Mary Emerancy Pickard Bell (1847-1918). He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Mount Allison in 1907. After graduation he worked with the Fairbanks Company in western Canada, returning to Halifax in 1910. After the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917, he became secretary of the Halifax Relief Commission. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was called to Ottawa to assist the minister in the Department of Munitions and Supply, C.D. Howe. He ultimately became the Director-General for Aircraft Production in Canada, holding the post between 1940-44. In 1943 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his war service and in 1944 was awarded an honorary degree by Mount Allison. He served as the first President of National Sea Products Limited from 1945 to 1953 and President of Halifax Insurance Company from 1954 to 1959. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1971. In 1960 he was chosen and installed as the first Chancellor of Mount Allison University and served in that capacity until he retired in 1968. During his tenure, Bell oversaw the construction of numerous buildings on campus and was pleased when the University named the new library building in his honour. Ralph Pickard Bell passed away on March 31, 1975.
Harold Roy Crabtree
Harold Roy Crabtree was born on March 2, 1918 in Montreal, QC. He graduated from Lower Canada College and received his BSc from McGill University in 1939. During the Second World War he joined the Canadian Army and served as an officer overseas. He was appointed an honorary colonel of the Royal Canadian Hussars of Montreal. Crabtree began his business career in 1956 with the Woods Manufacturing Company and within the space of 10 years was elected chairman and President of that company. He was chairman and President of Wabasso Cotton Company Limited and subsidiaries, chairman of Fraser Companies Limited, and held a number of directorships, including in the Bank of Montreal, Sun Life Assurance Company, Dominion Glass Company, and Domtar Limited. He received an honorary doctor of laws from Mount Allison in 1963 and from Concordia University in 1967 and served on Mount Allison’s Board of Regents. He was installed as Mount Allison’s second chancellor on Oct. 17, 1968 and served in that capacity until 1977. Dr. Crabtree died on June 2, 1986.
Angus James MacQueen
Angus James MacQueen was born in Port Morien, Cape Breton, NS on July 3, 1912. He received his Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in philosophy in 1933, a Licentiate in Theology in 1935, and a Bachelor of Divinity with first class honours in systematic theology from Pine Hill Divinity Hall in Halifax, NS in 1938. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Pine Hill in 1958 and from Victoria College in 1960. MacQueen also received honorary doctorates from Mount Allison University and the University of Western Ontario in 1959. Rev. Dr. MacQueen served at Zion Robertson in Port Hawkesbury, NS (1936-39), St. James in Antigonish, NS (1939-42), Centenary – Queen Square in Saint John, NB (1942-46), Robertson in Edmonton, AB (1946-51), First-St. Andrew’s in London, ON (1951-64), and St. George’s in Toronto, ON (1964-80). He was elected Moderator of the United Church in Canada on Sept. 17, 1958 and served until 1960. MacQueen was installed as Mount Allison’s third Chancellor on Oct. 21, 1977 and served in that capacity until 1985. He died on Feb. 2, 2006.
Margaret Norrie McCain
Margaret Laura Anne Norrie McCain was born on Oct. 1934 in Noranda, QC. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison in 1954 and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 1955. McCain served as New Brunswick’s first female lieutenant-governor from 1994 to 1997. She has served on the boards or advisory councils of a number of not-for-profit organizations, including 18 years on the board of the National Ballet School, and has been involved in many early child development policy and program initiatives. She is a founding member of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation and the Centre for Family Violence Research. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1998 and promoted to Companion in 2013. She became a member of the Order of New Brunswick in 2004 and has been awarded honorary degrees from at least 15 Canadian universities. She has served on Mount Allison’s Board of Regents and was awarded an honorary degree from the University in 1995. She was installed as Mount Allison’s fourth chancellor on May 11, 1986, serving in that role until 1994.
Harold Purdy Crawford
Harold Purdy Crawford was born on Nov. 7, 1931 in Five Islands, NS. He graduated from Mount Allison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952 and went on to complete a law degree at Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws at Harvard Law School. He built one of the most respected resumés in Canadian business, first as a lawyer, then as a businessman. During his career, Crawford was chair of the Pan-Canadian Investors Committee; chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Imasco Ltd.; and head of the Ontario government’s Crawford Panel on a Single Canadian Securities Regulator. He also served on the boards of several prominent Canadian companies and organizations. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996 and promoted to Companion in 2008. Crawford maintained his connection with Mount Allison throughout his life, leading several fund raising campaigns and serving on the University’s Board of Regents, including a term as chair. He was awarded an honorary degree from Mount Allison in 1991 and the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts was named in his honour in 2014. Crawford was installed as Mount Allison’s fifth chancellor on May 8, 1995. He died on Aug. 12, 2014.
John James Keith
John James “Jim” Keith was born in Montreal, QC on May 30, 1936. He was a respected educator, assuming leadership positions with school districts in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. His career culminated as superintendent of schools for the Kings County Amalgamated School Board in the Annapolis Valley, NS. He served as president of the Nova Scotia Schools Administrators’ Association and the Canadian Association of School Administrators. He was also affiliated and served on the boards of the Western Kings Memorial Hospital, Blanchard-Fraser Memorial Hospital, Valley Health Services Association, and Annapolis Valley Hospital Association. He was active with the Berwick Police Advisory Committee, Berwick Food Bank, Kentville Rotary Club, Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, Western Kings Board of Trade, and the Kings County Regional Development Association. He served on the Mount Allison University Board of Regents for 13 years and received an honorary degree from the University in 2010. Keith was appointed Mount Allison’s sixth chancellor, serving from Jan. 1, 2001 to Dec. 31, 2004. He died on Feb. 23, 2011.
John Bragg was born on May 3, 1940 in Springhill, NS. He received degrees in Commerce and Education from Mount Allison in 1962 and 1963 respectively. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Frozen Foods Limited and the President of Bragg Lumber Co., Ltd., Cherryfield Foods Inc., and Halcorp Limited. He also founded a cable television company known as Bragg Communications, which expanded to become Eastlink. He is a director of TD Bank Financial Group, Canada Bread Limited, and Sobeys Inc. and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996. Bragg has been awarded four honorary degrees, including one from Mount Allison in 1993. He has also served on Mount Allison’s Board of Regents. He was installed as Mount Allison’s seventh chancellor in 2005 and served until 2010.
Peter Mansbridge was born on July 6, 1948 in London, England. He began his career as a broadcaster with CBC radio in Churchill, MB in 1968. In 1975 he became a reporter for The National and in 1988 took over as anchor of the program. He retired from his role as chief correspondent and anchor of The National, and host of CBC News Network’s Mansbridge One-on-One in July 2017. Over the course of his more than 45-year career, Mansbridge covered significant national and international news stories and interviewed many Canadian and world leaders. He received 12 Gemini awards, nine honorary degrees, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008. Mansbridge first visited Mount Allison in the 1980s as part of the Students' Administrative Council’s Speakers Series. He later served on the University’s National Advisory Council and was awarded an honorary degree from Mount Allison in 1999. Mansbridge was installed as Mount Allison’s eighth Chancellor on May 17, 2010 and served until Dec. 31, 2017.