U of G Names Dr. Mary Anne Chambers as Chancellor

Dr. Mary Anne Chambers, a former Ontario cabinet minister, longtime champion of the University of Guelph and lifelong education and community advocate, has been named as the University’s next chancellor.

Dr. Chambers was unanimously elected Chancellor by the University’s Senate during its April 7 meeting. She will be installed during a ceremony in June.

“Mary Anne Chambers embodies our University’s purpose and promise to ‘Improve Life,’” said U of G president Dr. Charlotte Yates.

“She has dedicated her life to improving the lives of others. She has worked tirelessly to make higher education accessible and inclusive for everyone and to improve circumstances for children, youth and families, especially in racialized communities in Canada and around the world. Mary Anne is the perfect choice for our chancellor.”

After immigrating to Canada from Jamaica with her husband and two young sons in 1976, Chambers held progressive roles with Scotiabank and eventually served as senior vice-president. She took early retirement in 2002 and ran for public office the following year.

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