Honorary degree

Roxanne FairweatherThe University of New Brunswick will grant an honorary doctorate of letters to Roxanne Fairweather.

Roxanne Fairweather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and is an honorary alumna of the University of New Brunswick, where she served on its Board of Governors from 2003-2015. She was the 12th modern day Board Chair, and the second female to serve in that role. Currently, she holds the honorary distinction of Governor Emerita, in recognition for her exceptional contributions to the Board through leadership and service.

Roxanne Fairweather is co-CEO and co-owner of Innovatia Inc., a global knowledge management company providing software and services to Fortune 100 and 500 companies.

Named to the Order of New Brunswick in 2014, she was also inducted into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame that same year. She was named one of the Atlantic Region’s 50 most accomplished business executives by Atlantic Business Magazine in 2005, 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 for the Atlantic Region.

Committed to her community, Roxanne Fairweather is Co-Chair of both Achieve Literacy Greater Saint John and The Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative (BCAPI). In addition to being a strong supporter of Partners Assisting Local Schools (PALS) and Future Growth Greater Saint John, she is a founding member of the Women for 50%, a group aimed at achieving gender parity in the New Brunswick government.