Mary Beth Doucette is currently working as the Interim Executive Director of the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies for the Shannon School of Business of Cape Breton University. The work of the Chair focuses on four primary areas Conducting research on what drives success in Aboriginal Communities, Enhancement of the Business Curriculum to support expanded access; National student recruitment for the study of Business in Canadian universities; and Mentorship at the Secondary and Post-Secondary levels.
Mary Beth has a Degree in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie, and a Masters of Business Administration, Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University. Mary Beth is from Blacketts Lake Cape Breton and is a Membertou Band Member. She is actively involved in her community. She is on the Membertou Governance Committee; she is also involved with the Annual Cape Breton Dragon Boat Festival, and sits on the Board of New Dawn Enterprises.
“I come from a family of teachers, so it’s no surprise that I’m involved in promoting education. Whether we learn from elders or teachers or those around us, the more information we have the better decisions we can make. That’s why it is so important to ask questions, and be open to learning new things, every day.”