Over the fall months I embarked on what I called my ‘Discover MtA listening tour’.

Discover MtAI met with many faculty members, staff, students, and community members individually and in a variety of group settings. In each of these discussions, I listened intently to begin to understand how people feel about this place: its strengths, areas where we can improve, and, above all, what makes it special.

Those discussions are summarized below. For those who did not have the opportunity to come to one of the discussions to speak to me in person, an online survey is now available.


Online survey

A brief online survey is now open to all Mount Allison community members. The survey will remain open until early spring.


Listening tour thoughts and ideas

In September and October faculty, staff, and students were invited to share their thoughts at a number of open forum and other discussion events.

The many thoughts and ideas that were shared have been gathered together in the following document:


Alumni outreach

Over the summer, alumni were encouraged to share their questions for me via social media and they were turned into a Q&A that was published in the fall Record.

Read the full story here:


Evolving ideas

In September, I shared what I felt were important themes for Mount A with the Mount Allison Senate. These evolving ideas arose from what I had heard on campus up to that point and from my own experience.