Mary Lu MacDonald is one of those people always found at classical music concerts. She has a Doctorate in Pre-Confederation Canadian History and, in an active retirement, she continues to research and write in this field. Over the years she has served on the Boards of a number of academic associations, including the Canadian Federation for the Humanities. She is also a Past President of the Canadian Unitarian Council and has served on the Board of Scotia Festival of Music. Presently, she is on the Board of Fifth Wind. Her principal hobby is reading.
Joined the Board in 2009. Continuing in the second year of her fourth two-year term (until 2018) on the Board.