Libby Burnham

A Renaissance woman with a vision of greater participation by women in public life.

Libby Burnham may have graduated from Acadia University more than 50 years ago, but her connection is now stronger than ever. She was appointed the sixth Chancellor, and the first woman Chancellor, of the university in 2011.

Libby’s hallmarks – competence, commitment and determination – evident back in her undergraduate years are still in force today. A senior, well-respected and nationally connected legal, business and political advisor, Libby represents businesses in their relations with governments at all levels. With a profound understanding of the corridors of power, she has used her personality, reputation and influence to boost the presence of women in corporate boardrooms, professional organizations, and in government and public life. With her political passion and concern for the betterment of society, she has an outstanding track record for advocacy and community service.

Libby actively supports social, community and health initiatives and has been recognized for the markers she has moved in those areas.

Libby has been listed each year from 2004 to 2013 in Canadian Who’s Who, the venerable reference listing the accomplishments and contributions of notable Canadians. She has also been recognized in the Who’s Who of Canadian Women and the Ivey Women in Management Newsletter Directory, Women in the Lead.

Ms. Burnham’s distinguished career in law and public service has been defined, in part, by her determination to encourage greater participation by women in public life. In fact, having more women in such positions of power is the foundation of her vision for a stronger Canada. Libby’s ability to create and strive toward bold visions for women sets her apart from the rest. Her plans for a stronger Canada are sure to inspire you.

Listen in on a conversation between the inspiring and visionary Libby Burnham, Acadia’s Chancellor and Kluane Adamek, First Nations Liaison Officer and Advisor with the Assembly of First Nations, which will leave you with insight about how to best benefit from being mentored and how we can all be generous mentors.