Fredericton, NB | Dawn Russell is President and Vice-Chancellor of St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She practiced law in Halifax for five years with Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales before beginning her career as a law teacher in 1987 as an Assistant Professor. She received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in July 1992. She was the first female Dean of the Dalhousie Law School (now the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University). She served as Acting Dean from May 1, 1995 to March 31, 1996; as Dean from April 1, 1996 to June 30, 2005; and as Associate Professor from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2011.
Ms. Russell was a Public Governor of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund from 1998-2006. From 2005-2007 she was a member of the Crawford Panel on a Single Securities Regulator, and in February 2008 was appointed by the federal Minister of Finance to the seven-member Expert Panel on Securities Regulation in Canada.