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Mary Oxner, PhD, CFA, CPA, CA
Associate Professor

BSc (St. Francis Xavier University), PhD (University of Alberta)

Professional certifications/credentials:

CPA CA (Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia)


Mary Oxner PhD CPA CA CFA, Associate Professor, joined the School of Business in 2000 to develop and teach various courses in the accounting and finance disciplines. Currently, Dr. Oxner primarily teaches advanced accounting courses. Dr. Oxner is currently the Past-President of the STFX Association of University Teachers (StFXAUT), Faculty Coordinator for Service Learning, Past-Chair of Senate and a former faculty representative on the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University. Prior to joining the business faculty, she was the Senior Vice President of Quorum Funding Corporation, a strategic investment management company, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Quorum Growth Inc., a TSX publicly traded closed-end investment fund. Dr. Oxner was also a staff accountant in Ernst & Young’s International audit group. Dr. Oxner’s research and outreach interests are financial literacy, corporate governance, instructional strategies, financial literacy, labour force readiness of Indigenous youth and Indigenous women in business. Dr. Oxner volunteers in her community by serving as the Past-President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, the Secretary/Treasurer of the Creative Wellness Project which organizes the Friendship Corner, mental health workshops and peer support groups in Antigonish, as the Chair of the East Coast Credit Union, the largest Credit Union in Atlantic Canada, and as Chair of the Finance Council of the Diocese of Antigonish. Her volunteer efforts have been recognized through the STFX University’s Outreach Award, as the CA of the Year for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia and as the (inaugural) Terry Milne Volunteer of the Year for the Chartered Financial Analysts’ Atlantic Canada Society.

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