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Honorary degree citation - Anne-Marie Hubert

By: Anne-Marie Croteau, June 2015

Mr. Chancellor, TIP!

It is my honour to present to you Madame Anne-Marie Hubert, Managing Partner of the Advisory Services, and Executive Committee Member of Ernst & Young, Canada.

Throughout her exceptional career, Madame Hubert has been a vocal and effective champion of equity and inclusiveness in business.

She has had a tangible impact on the governance landscape in Canada, promoting equity in her own company and in organizations across the country.

Madame Hubert a complété un baccalauréat en administration des affaires à l'Université d'Ottawa en 1985, puis a obtenu son titre de comptable agréé.

She then joined Ernst and Young, steadily rising up the ranks, to become partner in 1998.

From 2002 to 2006, she led Ernst and Young’s gender equity initiatives in Canada and was the Canadian representative on the Americas Gender Equity Task Force.

She thereafter became a member of the Ernst and Young’s Global Advisory Council.

In 2009, Madame Hubert was named head of the Advisory Services for Canada and was asked to join the Canadian Executive Team.

Madame Hubert has long been a dedicated mentor and sponsor of women in business, helping to foster a culture of diversity in her own firm.

Thanks to her leadership, Ernst & Young introduced a range of successful equity initiatives, from mentorship, to review programs, designed to promote a greater proportion of women to senior positions.

Her approach to equity has also influenced Ernst & Young clients, driving them to introduce their own internal assessments of diversity.

She is a sought after speaker on the topic of equity in the workplace, frequently sharing her vision on how to provide development opportunities and nurture ambition among women and cultural minorities.

Elle a d’ailleurs enseigné la gestion, le contrôle et la gouvernance des entreprises à l'Université d'Ottawa, à l'Université du Québec à Hull ainsi qu’à l'École supérieure de commerce de Lyon.

Mme Hubert est membre du Conseil d’administration de la Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, qui représente 60 000 entreprises québécoises.

Elle siège également aux Conseils d'administration du Forum des politiques publiques, de la chambre de Commerce du Canada et de la Société des célébrations du 375ème anniversaire de Montréal.

In recognition of her remarkable impact, Madame Hubert was honoured four years in a row as one of the one hundred (100) Most Powerful Women in Canada.

En 2004, elle a été nommée Fellow de l'Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, un honneur attribué aux membres qui se sont illustrés de façon exceptionnelle dans leur carrière ou la société.

She was honoured in 2006 with the Rosemary Meschi (Meski) Award for her outstanding work in advancing women in the Americas.

Mr. Chancellor, on behalf of the Senate and the Board of Governors, it is my privilege and honour to present to you Madame Hubert, so that you may confer, upon her, the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

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