Educator Profile




Member of the New Brunswick Provincial Normal School Faculty: 1940-1946 Member of the New Brunswick Teachers College Faculty: 1953-1967 Vice-Principal of the New Brunswick Teachers College: 1960-1967 Member of the Saint Thomas University Faculty: 1967-1973

Born in Buctouche in 1903, Dr. Michaud graduated from St. Mary's Academy, Chatham. Upon completing a BA at Saint Francis-Xavier University, she became the first Acadian woman to earn a university degree. Over the years she continued her academic studies, earning a Diploma of Professor of the French Language from the Sorbonne, an MA from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of Montreal. She also received honorary doctorates from Saint Thomas University, Saint Joseph's University and Saint Francis-Xavier University. She was also a professor emerita of the University de Moncton.

Many honors were bestowed upon her, including the Order of Canada (1964), a Silver Medal from Queen Elizabeth II in commemoration of the Monarch's quarter century on the throne (1977), Le Prix de Mérité de l'AEFNB (1979) and membership in La Compagnie des Cent-Associés Francophones (1981).

She held teaching positions in several New Brunswick centres before joining the faculty of the Provincial Normal School (Teacher's College) in Fredericton. A researcher and scholarly writer as well as an educator, she published numerous articles and books. Her portrait, executed by Claude Picard, hangs in la Dr. Maguerite Michaud Bibliothèque in Fredericton