To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Laurentian University has appointed Aline Chrétien, its first-ever Chancellor. The largely ceremonial post, that exists at most universities, has been unanimously approved by the Laurentian’s board of governors, it was announced today. Chrétien, wife of former Liberal Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, will be responsible for conferring degrees, advising the president, and advocating for the university. That last role seems to be a perfect fit for Chrétien whose husband was in parliament for more than for four decades. “it will be Jean’s turn to assist me in my duties,” she quipped. The volunteer role carries a three-year renewable term.