Nature trust Honourary Patron

Jocelyne Roy Vienneau becomes New Brunswick’s 31st Lieutenant Governor, after a long and successful career focused on economic development, the promotion and advancement of education and community engagement. She has recently ended her second and final mandate as Vice-President at l’Université de Moncton’s Shippagan Campus. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from l’Université de Moncton, as well as a teaching certificate from the province of New Brunswick.

Throughout her career, she has sought to promote and advance research and innovation. Ms. Roy Vienneau served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Post-Secondary Education for the Province of New Brunswick.  She also worked at the New Brunswick Community College in Bathurst for 23 years as dean, department head, professor, and manager, including six years as the College’s Director-General. She began her career as a project engineer at Esso’s Imperial Oil refinery in Montreal.

Mme. Roy Vienneau is the first woman to occupy a secular position as Vice-President of a campus at l’Université de Moncton, the first woman to direct a francophone community college in New Brunswick, and one of the first women to graduate from the Faculty of Engineering at l’Université de Moncton.

In 2003, she was named Alumni of the Year from l‘Université de Moncton’s engineering faculty. In 2001, during her time as Director-General of New Brunswick Community College in Bathurst, the school became one of the first two colleges in the country to be eligible for research grants with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada.

Ms. Roy Vienneau also currently serves as chairperson of the board of directors of Coastal Zones Research Institute Incorporated, a board member of the Fondation Communautaire de la Péninsule acadienne, a member of the board of Comité Avenir Jeunesse de la Péninsule acadienne, and a member of the board of Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne.

Ms. Roy Vienneau resides in Haut-Shippagan, with her husband Ronald Vienneau. She is the mother to two grown children, Isabelle and Cédric.