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The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission Board

Sheila Brown With Border CEO
Sheila Brown
MPHEC Chair
Catherine Stewart
MPHEC Chief Executive Officer

The MPHEC Board is composed of the Chief Executive Officer as well as 20 members appointed by the ministers responsible for post-secondary education in the Maritime

The Commission's composition adheres to the following pattern:

  • At least six of the 20 members must be appointed from each of three categories: nominees submitted by a committee consisting of executive heads of universities and representatives of senates or equivalent academic bodies (Category A), senior public officials and the executive head of non-university institutions (Category B), and the public-at-large (Category C).
  • At least one member of each group is to be drawn from each of the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
  • At least two members are students (within the public-at-large category).

The composition of the Board is a great asset for the Commission, especially in terms of dealing with stakeholder groups' expectations, as it aims to ensure that decisions are made from a regional collective perspective.

Commission members:

Institutional Representatives
(Category A)
Senior Public Officials
(Category B)
Public-at-Large
(Category C)
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

Ex-officio, non voting member: Catherine Stewart, Chief Executive Officer

To e-mail members, send an e-mail to mphec@mphec.ca and add the name of the member you wish to contact in the subject line.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Catherine Stewart
Ex-officio, non-voting member

New Brunswick

Jeffrey Hennessy
Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, Mount Allison University
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: March 31, 2024

Elizabeth Dawes
Vice-rectrice adjointe à l'enseignement et aux affaires professorales, Université de Moncton
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: January 6, 2023

France Haché
Assistant Deputy Minister / Sous-ministre adjointe, Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour / Éducation postsecondaire, Formation et Travail
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: May 21, 2023

Darcie Reidpath
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: June 28, 2021

Sylvie Levesque-Finn
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: January 20, 2022

Tristian Gaudet
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: March 9, 2022

 

Nova Scotia

Malcolm Butler
Vice-President Academic and Research, Saint Mary’s University
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: January 31, 2023

Richard MacKinnon
Vice-President Academic (Provost), Cape Breton University
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: July 1, 2022

Pemberton Cyrus (Vice-Chair / vice-président)
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: March 31, 2024

Ava Czapalay
Senior Executive Director, Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: August 31, 2021

Greg Ells
Executive Director, Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: July 1, 2022

Marjorie Davison
Chief Executive Officer, Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: November 30, 2021

Martin Zelenietz, Ph.D.
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: November 30, 2022

Bryn de Chastelain
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: November 12, 2022

Sheila Brown (Chair / présidente)
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: December 31, 2021

 

Prince Edward Island

Kathy Gottschall-Pass
Interim Vice President, Academic and Research, University of Prince Edward Island
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: July 30, 2020

Anne Partridge
Executive Director, Education and Lifelong Learning
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: June 2, 2021

Vacant
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: January 6, 2021

Michelle Pineau
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: September 8, 2023

 

Meetings

The tentative meeting dates for the upcoming year are:

  • February 10, 2021

  • April 28, 2021
  • June 29 and 30, 2021
  • August 25, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 24, 2021

The minutes of meetings are public (that is, available upon request) once approved by members and signed by the Chair. The minutes are available in the language of operation of the Commission only.

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