Vice-President Coady International Institute and Extension Department
St. Francis Xavier University
June Webber joined StFX University September 1st, 2015. With primary oversight of two Institutes: Coady International Institute and the StFX Extension Department, June leads a dynamic team of faculty and staff focused on on-campus and off-campus education and community development programs offered in Canada and around the world to achieve citizen-led, asset-based, community leadership for transformative social and economic change.
As a recognized leader in global health policy and development, June has provided national and global leadership in health policy, health systems, community-based health, and professional development in collaborative partners around the world. She has worked extensively globally within sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Prior to joining the Coady Institute, June worked in various leadership capacities with national and multilateral organizations, including the World Bank, on strategies designed to advance Universal Health Coverage. She was the inaugural director of the Department of International Policy and Development at the Canadian Nurses Association, where she expanded the depth and reach of CNA’s global health program while building a strong policy and programmatic base grounded in the principles of global health and equity.
Working as a health and development professional in Southern Africa from 1988 to 1999, Dr. Webber led community development strategies focused on HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe and the Southern African region, then was in South Africa where she supported the efforts of professionals and activists in the early post-apartheid years to form the first racially-unified health professional association. Dr. Webber completed her PhD (Sociology) while at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Durban.