Members of the Alumni Network with Board Chair David Northcott at the Families in Canada Conference 2015

Alumni Network

The Vanier Institute of the Family is proud of its history and appreciative of the dedicated Canadians who have contributed to the fulfillment of the Institute’s mission since 1965.

Established in 2011, the Vanier Alumni Network provides a forum for former Vanier Institute Board Members and Executive Emeritus (executive staff members with 10 or more years of service) to continue their involvement with the Institute once they have completed their term of office.

Alumni Network Co-Chairs:
Ray Ali and Kim Colman, 2015–2016


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Past Alumni Network Chairs Al MacKay and Kim Colman, 2014–2015

Carol Matusicky and Al MacKay, 2011–2014

Past Alumni Network Chairs Carol Matusicky and Al MacKay, 2011–2014

 


 

Vanier Alumni Network Members (2016)

Ray Ali
Marriage and Family Therapist (retired)
Years on the Board: 2000–2006

Donald Benham
Manager of Hunger and Poverty Awareness
Winnipeg Harvest
Years on the Board: 2010–2016

Ruth E. Berry, Ph.D.
Dean/Professor Emeritus
University of Manitoba
Years on the Board: 1989–1995

Jerome Berthelette
Assistant Auditor General
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Years on the Board: 1990–1998
Treasurer of the Board: 1992–1993
President of the Board: 1996–1998

Kim Colman
Years on the Board: 2006–2012
Treasurer of the Board: 2010–2012

Carmen Couillard Bjerre, Ph.D.
Faculty Member (retired)
Carleton University and Université de Montréal
Years on the Board: 1969–1975

Kerry Daly, Ph.D.
Professor and Past Dean
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
University of Guelph
Years on the Board: 2004–2010

Annie Devault, Ph.D.
Full Professor
Department of Social Work
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Years on the Board: 2006–2012

Jean T. Fournier
Deputy Minister (retired)
Government of Canada
Years on the Board: 1997–2001 and 2005–2011

James Gannon
Senior Vice-President (retired)
Human Resource Development
Royal Bank of Canada
Years on the Board: 1992–1998

Robert Glossop, C.M., Ph.D.
Executive Director of Research and Programs (retired)
The Vanier Institute of the Family
Years as Team Member: 1975–2006

Hillel Goelman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
University of British Columbia
Years on the Board: 2009–2015

Scott Hannant
President
Hannant Media Solutions
Years on the Board: 2006–2012

Wilma Hewitson Parasiuk, B.A., Ed.Dip.
Social Activist and Secondary School Teacher (retired)
Years on the Board: 1986–1992

Myer Horowitz, O.C., Ed.D.
President Emeritus
University of Alberta
Years on the Board: 1992–2002
President of the Board: 1998–2001

Dianne Kieren, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of Alberta
Years on the Board: 1998–2004

Jean-Pierre Lamoureux
Coach–Trainer
Carrefour Action municipale et famille
Secretary General (1989–2003)
Conseil de la famille et de l’enfance du Québec
Years on the Board: 1996–2002
Treasurer of the Board: 2001–2002

 

Sandra S. Lawn
Years on the Board: 1986–1992

Jacques Légaré
Professor Emeritus
Department of Demography
Université de Montréal
Years on the Board: 1997–2003

Allan MacKay
Broadcast Executive (retired)
Years on the Board: 2001–2008
President of the Board: 2004–2008

Judith Martin, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Saskatchewan
Years on the Board: 2002–2008

LaVerna McMaster
Member of Chief and Council
Siksika Nation
Years on the Board: 2007–2013

Alan Mirabelli
Executive Director of Administration (retired)
The Vanier Institute of the Family
Years as Team Member: 1975–2007

Mary Jane Mossman, Hon. LLD
Professor of Law
Osgoode Hall Law School
Years on the Board: 1988–1992

Lawrence J. Nestman
Professor Emeritus
School of Health Administration
Dalhousie University
Years on the Board: 1984–1996
Treasurer of the Board: 1984 and 1996
President of the Board: 1988–1991

Rosemary E. Ommer, Ph.D.
Grantscrafter and Adjunct Professor
Departments of History and Geography
University of Victoria
Years on the Board: 1990–1996

Nathalie St-Amour, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Social Work
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Years on the Board : 2010–2014

Judith Sapp
Years on the Board: 1989–1995 and 1996–1999
Treasurer of the Board: 1991
President of the Board: 1993–1995

Robert Shea, Ph.D.
Associate Vice-President (Academic and Student Affairs), Fisheries and Marine Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Years on the Board: 2008–2012

D.A. Rollie Thompson
Professor
Schulich School of Law
Dalhousie University
Years on the Board: 2005–2011

The Honourable Marilyn Trenholme Counsell 
Co-chair of the New Brunswick Literacy Secretariat
Family physician (retired)
Senator (2003–2008)
Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (1997–2003)
Minister of State for Family (New Brunswick) (1994–1997)
Years on the Board: 2010–2016

Marie Vaillancourt, FCSI
Investment Advisor
Richardson GMP
Years on the Board: 1995–2001 and 2004–2010
Treasurer of the Board: 1999–2001 and 2004–2010

Judy White, Ph.D., RSW
Acting Dean
Faculty of Social Work
University of Regina
Years on the Board: 2008–2014