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The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission Board

JF Richard CEO
Jean-François Richard
MPHEC Chair (Université de Moncton)
Catherine Stewart
MPHEC Interim 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, Interim 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.

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

New Brunswick

Lily Fraser
Vice-President Finance and Administration, St.Thomas University
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: March 31, 2018

Jean-François Richard (Chair / président)
Vice-recteur adjoint à l'enseignement et aux affaires professorale, Université de Moncton
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: February 20, 2019

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, 2020

Greg Forsythe
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: June 28, 2019

Sylvie Levesque-Finn
Public-at-Large
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: January 20, 2019

Travis Daley
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: August 15, 2018

 

Nova Scotia

Dale Keefe
Interim President, Cape Breton University
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: August 31, 2017

Carolyn Watters
Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dalhousie University
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: March 31, 2018

Elizabeth Church
Vice President (Academic), Mount Saint Vincent University
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: March 31, 2019

Ava Czapalay
Senior Executive Director, Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: August 31, 2018

Marjorie Davison
Chief Executive Officer, Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: November 30, 2018

Greg Ells
Executive Director, Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: June 30, 2019

Martin Zelenietz, Ph.D.
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: November 23, 2019

Rebecca Mesay
Public-at-Large
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: January 19, 2020

Sheila Brown
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: December 31, 2018

 

Prince Edward Island

Robert F. Gilmour, Jr.
Vice-President Academic and Research, University of Prince Edward Island
Category A: university; Expiry date of appointment: November 22, 2019

Brad Colwill
Director, Post-Secondary Education and CFO
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: June 2, 2018

Donald DesRoches
Président, Collège de l’île
Category B: government; Expiry date of appointment: January 6, 2018

Paul MacDonald
Category C: public-at-large; Expiry date of appointment: March 31, 2019

 

Meetings

The tentative meeting dates for the upcoming year are:

  • February 15, 2017
  • April 26, 2017
  • June 28, 2017
  • August 30, 2017
  • October 4, 2017
  • November 29, 2017

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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