Dr. Mary Oxner, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is currently an Associate Professor of accounting in the Gerald Schwartz School of Business at St. Francis Xavier University. She joined the School of Business in 2000 following a PhD at the University of Alberta to develop and teach various courses in the accounting and finance disciplines. Dr. Oxner is the Past President of the StFX Association of University Teachers (StFXAUT), Faculty Coordinator for Service Learning, Past Chair of the University Senate and a former faculty representative on the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University. Dr. Oxner’s research and outreach interests are financial literacy, corporate governance, instructional strategies, labour force readiness of Indigenous youth and successes and challenges of Indigenous women in business in Atlantic Canada. Prior to joining the business faculty, she was the Senior Vice President of Quorum Funding Corporation, a strategic investment management company, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Quorum Growth Inc., a TSX publicly traded closed-end investment fund. Dr. Oxner also worked in Ernst & Young’s International audit group.
Dr. Oxner volunteers in her community by serving as the Treasurer of the Creative Wellness Project which organizes the Friendship Corner, mental health workshops, and peer support groups. She is also the Past President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS), former Chair of the East Coast Credit Union, a $1 Billion Credit Union in Atlantic Canada, and is Chair of the Finance Council of the Diocese of Antigonish. Her volunteer efforts have been recognized through the STFX University’s Outreach Award, as the CA of the Year for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, and as the (inaugural) Terry Milne Volunteer of the Year for the Chartered Financial Analysts’ Society Atlantic Canada.