Susan Knight

Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Susan Knight

Susan Knight
Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland

A relentless advocate for music education, Susan also serves as a consultant, keynote speaker, clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor. A socio-cultural entrepreneur, she follows a philosophy that celebrates the value of the arts to society, yet seeks to transcend that intrinsic value with extrinsic application. In her artistic and cultural practice with young people, she intentionally works through the transformative power of the arts to create community, nurture cultural identity, promote leadership and consciously develop critical agents of change.

Susan was invested in the Order of Canada in 2004, and the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2005, and holds an honorary doctorate from Memorial University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canada Council for the Arts.