The Royal BC Museum has announced Alicia Dubois will become the next CEO on Feb. 28.
She comes to the museum after having worked as a senior executive for many organizations across Canada, including Scotiabank, CIBC, and Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation.
Dubois served as a trustee for three years for the Royal Ontario Museum.
She holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Lethbridge and a law degree from the University of Toronto.
“Museums are powerful contributors to communities and must be welcoming and inclusive in order to thrive,” said Dubois.
“I started my career with a background in science and law, and hold a deep appreciation for how cultural diversity adds resiliency to our communities and institutions. I am excited and honoured to be working with the Royal BC Museum’s outstanding team and helping steer the Royal BC Museum forward into its next chapter.”
Dubois was also a delegate for the Canadian Electricity Association at United Nations COP 15 review of the Kyoto Protocol.
The RBCM has recently closed several exhibits in a move to update the museum’s galleries.
“The Royal BC Museum is one of our province’s greatest cultural icons and most important institutions,” says Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.
“As we work to modernize the museum, including safeguarding our collections and increasing access, I am confident Ms. Dubois’ insightful leadership and extensive experience will forge a path towards a dynamic museum that reflects the voices and stories of our history.”