The University of Manitoba will install Anne Mahon as its 14th chancellor on Monday.
The author and social activist has written two oral histories that amplify the voices of the disempowered, such as refugees, whom she also supports through her extensive volunteer work with Humankind International, Immigrant Refugee Community Organizations of Manitoba, UNICEF, and the United Way.
In her role as chancellor, Mahon is the ceremonial head of the university, responsible for conferring all degrees and diplomas.
“Anne Mahon’s work in the community as a bridge-builder of integrity and follow-through embodies this university’s commitment to lead, listen and act in partnership with the populations it serves,” said president and vice-chancellor David Barnard.
“I am confident she will inspire a bright future that enhances the institution’s community relevance and engagement.”
Mahon will be the second woman in U of M history to hold the role. A special ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room of University Centre during spring convocation.