Nova Scotia, Associate Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, Cape Breton University
Mary Beth Doucette is Director of Quality Assurance for Membertou, where she has been working with the Band Office since November 2008. A portion of her time is also spent working as the Associate Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies for the Shannon School of Business. This year she also started teaching an Intro to Canadian Business Course in Eskasoni through the Unamaki College at CBU.
Mary Beth is from Blacketts Lake Cape Breton and is a Membertou Band Member. She is actively involved in her community. She is on the Membertou Governance Committee, she is also the co-chair of the Annual Cape Breton Dragon Boat Festival, and sits on the Board of New Dawn Enterprises.
Mary Beth has a Degree in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie, received in 2004. After receiving her degree she worked in Toronto with Canadian Tire Corp. for two years before returning to Cape Breton as a full time student in the Masters of Business Administration, Community Economic Development at Cape Breton University. Mary Beth received a graduate studies research scholarship in 2007 from SSHRC for the Study of the Membertou Heritage Park Project, then graduated from CBU in 2008 with an MBA-CED with an Option in First Nation Development.