On Thursday September 1st, Dr. Annette Trimbee, MacEwan University president and vice-chancellor, received the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

“We are incredibly proud to see Dr. Trimbee recognized with such a prestigious award,” says Carolyn Graham, chair, Board of Governors of MacEwan University. “This honour is a tribute to her leadership and dedication to the province of Alberta and her contribution to the strength of our post-secondary sector.” 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal recognizes those who have exemplified the meaning of public service, and have dedicated themselves to the service of family, community and country. It is an opportunity to recognize those who have worked in the service of Albertans and have contributed to the building of the province. 

Dr. Trimbee is the sixth president and vice chancellor of MacEwan University. This past year she led a community-engaged process to create a new strategic vision for the university, Teaching Greatness. The vision is built on MacEwan’s strengths as an exceptional undergraduate university and will lead the institution into the next decade. 

Dr. Trimbee previously served as president and vice-chancellor of The University of Winnipeg. Dr. Trimbee spent over 25 years in Edmonton building a distinguished career with the Government of Alberta and served as deputy minister with Advanced Education and Technology and with Treasury Board and Finance. She is currently the chair of the Alberta Post-Secondary Network and chairs the Canadian Research Knowledge Network. She serves on the board of The Conversation Canada and previously served on the board of Universities Canada.

The Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.

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