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.
Presently, she is on the board of Scotia Festival. Her principal hobby is reading.
Mary Lu is currently serving a second two-year term on the Board.