Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Dr. Suzanne Marie Dupuis-Blanchard

Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters

Dr. Suzanne Marie Dupuis-Blanchard has been a registered nurse for 30 years with work experience in community health and aging. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science from Université de Moncton (1991), a Master of Nursing from the University of New Brunswick (2001) and a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Alberta (2007) and is currently a full professor at the School of Nursing at the Université de Moncton where she holds a Research Chair in Population Aging from the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) and is Director of the Centre on Aging.


Dr. Dupuis-Blanchard is the current chairperson of the National Seniors Council and the immediate past president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. She co-led the New Brunswick Council on Aging for the development of a provincial strategy on aging in 2017. She also graciously gives her time serving on various committees related to aging, health, and nursing. Her program of research focuses on the multiple dimensions of aging in place as well as on issues related to the health of French speaking older adults living in Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC).


Dr. Dupuis-Blanchard has published multiple peer reviewed articles on topics related to aging, book chapters on gerontological nursing and community health, as well as conference presentations. Her contributions to aging and nursing have been recognized by the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (Research Award), the Canadian Nurses Association (150 nurses for Canada’s 150 years) as well as the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation for innovation in aging research. Suzanne was born and raised in Dieppe, a suburb of Moncton, New Brunswick where she currently resides with her family.

“To be recognized by Huntington University with this Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters, is a true honour. This is an academic institution that has a proud history and a long line of graduates that are ensuring that we as Canadians are dedicated to a fulfilling, healthy and continuously contributing life for our seniors and their families. It is truly a point of pride to be a part of Huntington University’s 60-year legacy.”