Carleton University and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are pleased to announce the appointment of Mara Brown as the first Director of the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre. Brown will commence in this role effective April 15, 2019.

The appointment of Brown as Director of the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre follows an extensive international search process which engaged many stakeholders internal and external to the Carleton community.

“Mara Brown’s unique background in education, arts management, and capital renovations makes her an excellent choice to lead the transformation of Dominion-Chalmers into a vibrant arts, performance and learning centre,” said Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. L. Pauline Rankin.

President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton, Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon announced Brown’s appointment on April 1st, 2019 at the CU at the Symphony concert event held at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre which celebrated the new partnership between Carleton University and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.

Brown joins Carleton with an impressive professional track record having most recently worked as the Senior Operations Manager for the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Manager, an organization strongly connected to Trinity St. Paul in Toronto.

Since 2006, Brown has occupied a variety of dynamic and demanding positions in arts management and production and is passionately dedicated to art and education. She has a Specialized Honours Degree in Fine Arts from York University and a Bachelor of Education from Trent University.

Dominion-Chalmers has long been known as a gathering place for music performance and enjoyment, and now Brown will be a guiding force in cultivating the space to reach its potential as a world-class collaborative hub of arts, creativity, teaching, learning, philanthropy, and community in the heart of the nation’s capital.

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Mara to Ottawa and the Carleton community,” said Dean Rankin.

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