October 13, 2023, Ottawa, ON — Ingenium – Canada’s Museum of Science and Innovation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mary Anne Chambers as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees. In this role, Dr. Chambers will support the advancement of Ingenium’s mission of promoting and celebrating Canadian innovation – past, present, and future – to inspire the next generation of innovators. The appointment was announced by the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Dr. Mary Anne Chambers, who was first appointed to the Ingenium Board of Trustees in November 2022, contributes a wealth of experience in corporate governance to her new role as Vice-Chair. She is Chancellor of the University of Guelph, a former Scotiabank Senior Vice-President and former Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and Minister of Children and Youth Services. Dr. Chambers has held several Board positions over the years, including that of member of the Boards of Governors of Canada’s International Development Research Centre, as Chair of the Board of United Way of Canada, as Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, President of the Canadian Club of Toronto, Governor of the Air Cadet League of Canada, Vice-Chair of the Rouge Valley Health System, President of the Project for Advancement of Early Childhood Education (Canada), and Vice-Chair of the Board of Cuso International.
Dr. Chambers has been named to the Order of Ontario and is a recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal. She has been awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by the University of Toronto, York University, Lakehead University and the University of Guelph. Among her other awards are the Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals of Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Ingenium’s eleven-member Board of Trustees is responsible for strategic guidance and oversight of the business activities and affairs of Ingenium’s three museums – the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Ingenium operates under the Museums Act as the National Museum of Science and Technology. More information on the Ingenium Board of Trustees can be found here.
“Dr. Mary Anne Chambers comes to the role with an accomplished history of proven leadership experience and will be invaluable to strong governance at Ingenium. I look forward to continue working together to inspire the next generation of innovators. We are fortunate to have an experienced, diverse and passionate group of Canadians overseeing Ingenium’s important work.”
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium oversees three national museums of science and innovation in Ottawa — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Its lngenium Centre houses an exceptional collection of artifacts, a research institute, and a digital innovation lab. Our museums, digital content, outreach programs, travelling exhibitions, and collaborative spaces help to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. Our mandate is to bring science literacy and inspiration to people in Canada of all ages, abilities, identities, and backgrounds.