The Honourable Anne McLellan

University Chancellor

Ex Officio, 2015-2020

In May 2015, the Honourable A. Anne McLellan, PC.; O.C., AOE became Dalhousie University’s seventh chancellor.

Ms. McLellan served four terms as the Liberal MP for Edmonton Centre, during which she was Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Minister of Health, Minister of Justice and Minister of Natural Resources.

Ms. McLellan joined Bennett Jones LLP in its Edmonton office in July 2006.  In May 2006, Ms. McLellan was appointed Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Alberta in the Alberta Institute for American Studies, a position she held until her retirement from the University of Alberta in June 2013.  Ms. McLellan was awarded honorary doctorate of law degrees by the University of Alberta (2007) and the University of Cape Breton (2009).  Ms. McLellan is a member of several corporate and community boards.

In July 2009 Ms. McLellan was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and in October 2013 she received the Alberta Order of Excellence.

From 1980 – 1992 Ms. McLellan was a professor in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law and served as both Associate Dean (1985 – 1987) and Acting Dean (1991 – 1992) of the Faculty.  Ms. McLellan holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Law degree from Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws degree from King's College, University of London.