Memorial's Deputy Minister University Champion

The Deputy Minister University Champion Program connects leaders from within the Federal Public Service with universities across Canada, to identify shared priorities, align and promote relevant research and build awareness of career opportunities in the public service.

A woman with a short hair cut and black blazer smiles in front of a grey background.Memorial's Deputy Minister Champion is Annette Gibbons (BA '88,) Associate Deputy Minister at Employment and Social Development Canada. Ms. Gibbons also acted as Memorial's Deputy Minister Champion in her previous rols as Associate Deputy Minister at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Ms. Gibbons has held various roles across several departments, including Assistant Secretary at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (2014 to 2017), Assistant Deputy Minister at Natural Resources Canada (2013 to 2014), Director General at Transport Canada (2009 to 2013), and Deputy Director General at Canadian Heritage (2006 to 2009).

Ms. Gibbons holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Carleton University and is also a proud Memorial graduate, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.

Let's Talk Careers: Alumna Annette Gibbons (BA’88) shares career advice in special series