Dr Michael J. Mahon

Dr Michael Mahon
Michael (Mike) was installed as the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lethbridge in 2010 and reappointed for a second term beginning July 1, 2015. 
As the sixth President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lethbridge, Mike is committed to building a comprehensive, destination university in western Canada. During his first term, he introduced “Destination 2020”, the University of Lethbridge Strategic Plan. Under this plan, Mike initiated the “Destination Project”, a monumental construction project whereby he was successful in securing a $260 Million investment from the Government of Alberta. Other significant efforts in Mahon’s first term include new initiatives to further connect the university to both local and international communities, including First Nation Metis and Inuit (FNMI) communities. 
Mike is the current Chair of the Board of Directors for Universities Canada. He has several other standing provincial and national commitments related to post-secondary education. He has served on a number of Boards including the Canadian University Sport (USports), Alberta Economic Development Authority, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada. Mike is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and an honorary member of the Kainai Chieftainship of the Blood Tribe in Southern Alberta. His Blackfoot name is Iipisowaahsiiyi (Morning Star). 
Mike holds a PhD in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His current research is in the field of disability studies and sport for development.


Mike will be contibuting to Bargaining Developments: balancing institutional autonomy with government and political agendas on Tuesday 9 July with Professor Andrea Nolan OBE, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University, Convener of Universities Scotland and UCEA Board Member. The session will be chaired by Dr Thomas Chase, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Regina and Chair, CAUBO/FBS Management Committee.


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This page was last updated on 20 March 2019