|16th Chancellor of McGill University|
|Born||January 15, 1927|
|Awards||Order of Canada
National Order of Quebec
Life and career
She received a B.A. in political sciences from McGill University in 1947. She has worked in radio and television and has written for several newspapers and magazines. From 1966 until 1980, she was the host of the weekly CBC radio show called The Province in Print. From 1977 to 2002, she had a weekly column in the Montreal Gazette.
Since its inception in 1991, she has been involved with the Montreal Consortium for Human Rights Advocacy Training (MCHRAT) at McGill University. When a MCHRAT project, the McGill Middle East Program (MMEP), took off in 1997, Chambers became a Co-Chair of its Executive and Management Committees. Committed to public service and human rights, Chambers continues to hold her position as MMEP Co-Chair.
She was Chancellor of McGill University from 1991 to 1999, the first woman to serve in this position. In 2003, Martin Cauchon, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, appointed her to the Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission, effective until August 31, 2007.
Honours and awards
- "Gretta Chambers" (PDF). Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-03-07. Retrieved 2005-02-13.
- Office of the Governor General of Canada. Order of Canada citation. Queen's Printer for Canada. Retrieved 26 May 2010
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