Dr. Annette Trimbee became President and Vice-Chancellor at MacEwan University on August 1, 2020. She was previously President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winnipeg.
Dr. Trimbee's key accomplishments at the University of Winnipeg included completing a university-wide strategic directions plan, enacting a three-year budget strategy, and implementing an Indigenous Course Requirement for all undergraduate students — among the first in Canada.
Previously, Dr. Trimbee served as Deputy Minister of several departments in the Alberta government, including Finance and Treasury Board, and Advanced Education and Technology. Key accomplishments include Alberta Budget 2012 and 2013, the redesign of Alberta’s innovation system, creation of the Alberta Innovates Corporations, bringing Alberta post-secondary institutions together to plan and collaborate through Campus Alberta, and development of Alberta’s Health Policy Framework and Integrated Resource Management Policy Framework.
Dr. Trimbee currently serves on the boards of Universities Canada, the voice of Canadian universities at home and abroad; and USports, which oversees sports at 56 Canadian universities. She is also a member of the Public Interest Law Centre Advisory Committee, which informs the centre’s case selections and its case portfolio of human rights, environmental, consumer, and Indigenous law.
She holds a BSc from The University of Winnipeg, an MSc from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD from McMaster University in aquatic ecology. She was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta.