Jacquelyn Thayer Scott


Jacquelyn Thayer Scott, O.C., Ph.D., LL.D. (Hons.), Dipl. (Hons.) is Professor of Organizational Management & Strategy, and Past President of Cape Breton University (CBU), in Sydney, Nova Scotia. From 1993-2002, she was President & Vice-Chancellor of CBU (then known as University College of Cape Breton), an undergraduate and graduate post-secondary institution offering degrees, diplomas, and certificates in a range of liberal arts, scientific, and technical topics and competencies. From 1995-2006, she served on the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology (Canada), and was its Deputy Chair (Operating Head) from 2003-2006. Dr. Scott has also served as Director of the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto and on the faculty at the University of Manitoba, operated her own public relations and management consulting firm, been employed as a journalist by The Canadian Press and The Columbian Newspapers, and is active in the management of two other family-owned small businesses.