“Peter’s professionalism and leadership in journalism in Canada, and globally, is inspiring,” says Mount Allison University president Robert Campbell. “I wish to congratulate him on behalf of the entire Mount Allison community on this much-deserved award.”
Peter Mansbridge’s journalism career spans almost five decades. He is currently chief correspondent and anchor of CBC’s The National, and host of CBC News Network’s Mansbridge One-on-One.
He has covered many significant stories in Canada and internationally and interviewed many Canadian and world leaders. He has received 12 Gemini awards, nine honorary degrees, and was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 2008.
In addition to his award-winning career in journalism, Peter Mansbridge has also served as Chancellor of Mount Allison since 2009. His association with the University spans more than 25 years, beginning with a students’ speakers series in the 1980s.
Along with presiding over Convocation ceremonies each year and representing Mount Allison nationally, Chancellor Mansbridge has also made many contributions of both time and treasure to the University. In 2011 he established the Mansbridge Internship, one of the first awards of its kind at Mount Allison. Valued at $10,000 annually, the internship is a unique opportunity for third-year students, allowing them to develop attitudes, abilities, and skills essential to active participation in an increasingly globalized and interconnected society.
Mansbridge also established the Cynthia Dale Fine Arts Scholarship, and during the fall of 2012, with his support, Mount Allison launched the first Mansbridge Summit, an annual exercise of immersion and discovery for students on a topic of current interest.