The AAU Appoints a New Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Dr. H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of New Brunswick has been appointed Chair, Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU).

The AAU is an advocacy organization working on behalf of the Presidents of the region’s 16 universities. 

Dr. Campbell will lead the AAU over the next two years.  He was appointed by his colleagues during the AAU’s recent annual fall meeting, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

Following his appointment, Dr. Campbell said that the region’s university leaders are committed to further advancing opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration across the region from student services – to – research initiatives.

Dr. Campbell added that, “Our universities perform nearly 60% of the R&D performed in the region, attracting more than $200 million in annual funding – most of which comes from outside Atlantic Canada.  We are focused on greater collaboration to build on our strengths and partnerships with the national granting councils, provincial governments and the private sector to improve regional economic prosperity and social development.”

The Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) represents the interests of universities across the region, ensuring public visibility for the important role they play in preparing future leaders of our communities, in path-breaking research and innovation, and in contributing to the economic, cultural and social prosperity of life in Atlantic Canada. 

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For further information, contact:
Peter Halpin, Executive Director, AAU
(902) 425-4238/phalpin@atlanticuniversities.ca