Dr. Jane Gordon is a PhD in Sociology and retired after thirty-seven years as a faculty member at Mount St. Vincent University in the Sociology-Anthropology Department, cross-appointed to Women?s Studies. She is now a professor emeritus. Jane has served on both professional and community boards of governors, among them the Mount, Dalhousie, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers. She has volunteered with community boards including the Halifax Transition House Association, Planned Parenthood of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music Festival, the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia, and the Halifax Summer Opera Festival. In memory of her husband, Jane donated money to Symphony Nova Scotia to commission a piece of music to be performed by the orchestra: Halifax Harbour by Elizabeth Raum. That experience led her to develop the Maria Anna Mozart Award. Dr. Gordon joined the board of Symphony Nova Scotia in 2018; her term will end in 2023.