SACKVILLE  — Mount Allison University president and vice-chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell has been named to the Atlantic Institute For Market Studies board of directors.

AIMS is an independent, non-partisan social and economic public policy think tank based in Halifax.

“I am honoured to be joining this distinguished group of Atlantic Canadians in the pursuit of a better region and country,” said Campbell. “I look forward to contributing to the discussion and advancing new ideas, especially in the area I am the most passionate about — public education.”

The board includes 21 industry professionals from across Atlantic Canada, who offer bold and meaningful contributions to public policy locally, regionally, nationally, and abroad.

“Dr. Campbell is a creative and innovative thinker, using evidence to drive his actions,” says AIMS President and CEO, Charles Cirtwill. “He is someone who not only believes in the potential of this region, but is taking direct, personal responsibility for realizing that potential. Evidence-based creativity is AIMS stock-in-trade, which is what makes this appointment so exciting for us.”

AIMS examines such crucial issues as public education, health care, public finances, equalization, natural resources, Atlantica, and demographics.