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Dr. Mary Oxner

Mary Oxner, Doctor of Philosophy (Phd), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is currently an Associate Professor at the Gerald Schwartz School of Business at St. Francis Xavier University. She joined the School of Business in 2000 following PhD studies at the University of Alberta to develop and teach various courses in the accounting and finance disciplines. Dr. Oxner is the President of the STFX Association of University Teachers (StFXAUT), Faculty Coordinator for Service Learning, and a former faculty representative on the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University.

Dr. Oxner’s research interests are corporate governance, instructional strategies, financial literacy, and labour force readiness of First Nations populations. Prior to joining the business faculty, she was the Senior Vice President of Quorum Funding Corporation, a strategic management company, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Quorum Growth Inc., a TSX publicly traded closed-end investment fund. Dr. Oxner also worked in Ernst & Young’s International audit group.

Dr. Oxner volunteers in her community by serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Creative Wellness Project which organizes the Friendship Corner, mental health workshops, and peer support groups in Antigonish. She is also the Chair of the East Coast Credit Union, the largest Credit Union in Atlantic Canada, and is Chair of the Finance Council of the Diocese of Antigonish. Her volunteer efforts have been recognized through the STFX University’s Outreach Award, as the CA of the Year for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, and as the (inaugural) Terry Milne Volunteer of the Year for the Chartered Financial Analysts’ Atlantic Canada Society.

Her interest in Council is advocating for the public especially those from vulnerable populations.

Dr. Oxner has been a Council member since 2014 and is currently the College’s President. She is a member of the Executive, Finance and Audit, Professional Standards, Nominating, Registrar Review, Registration and Assessment committees.