Charlotte Enns appointed new director of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice
A committed peace-builder, Dr. Charlotte Enns has been appointed for a five-year term as the new director of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College.
Enns is a widely recognized scholar in the field of education and disabilities, particularly those who are deaf. The Search Committee was impressed with her work in the field of inclusiveness in education and her strong commitment to community development, academic outreach, and peace building.
“I am honoured to take on this challenge and look forward to building on the work that has been done, and broadening the dialogue around the important issues of peace, justice and reconciliation,” she said.
Enns received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in speech language pathology from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. She worked for 10 years as a language specialist in schools, primarily in programs educating deaf students. She completed her PhD at the University of Manitoba in 1999, and received the G.M. Dunlop award for the top Canadian dissertation in Educational Psychology. She is a full professor and has been with the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba since January 1999. From 2008 until 2014 she served as department head of Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAF&P), and then as Associate Dean (Graduate and Research) of the Faculty of Education.
“We are exceptionally pleased to welcome Dr. Charlotte Enns to the Mauro Centre as its new director,” says Christopher Adams, the Rector of St. Paul’s College and Chair of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre’s Board of Directors. “Her professional skills, commitment to peace and dialogue, and experience in the university and broader community will be a great asset for the academics, students and staff who are part of the Mauro Centre’s community.”
As her five-year term commences, Enns expressed her appreciation in having this new opportunity.
Enns succeeds Sean Byrne, who fulfilled three five-year terms as the founding director of the Centre.
Byrne will remain with the Centre and at St. Paul’s College as he continues his successful scholarly career as a full professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of Manitoba.