The Hon. Anne McLellan, P.C. was appointed Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Alberta on May 12, 2006 and the first Distinguished Scholar appointed to the newly established Institute for United States Policy Studies at the University. Anne McLellan served four terms as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre from 1993-2006. Ms McLellan was Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (December 2003 – January 2006).
Ms McLellan also served as federal Minister of Health, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Minister of Natural Resources and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. From 1976 to 1980, Ms McLellan was an assistant professor of law at the University of New Brunswick. In 1980, she moved to Edmonton to take a position as associate professor of law at the University of Alberta. She served as associate dean of the Faculty of Law between 1985 and 1987 and was acting dean from July 1991 to June 1992.
Ms McLellan has also served on the boards of directors of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Alberta Legal Aid and was Vice-President of the University of Alberta’s Faculty Association.She holds Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees from Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws degree from King’s College, University of London.