HON. MARY COLLINS, PC
Howe Sound from 1984-93 and served as Associate Minister of National Defence, Minister Responsible for the
Status of Women and Minister of Health. She has been involved in projects to support women in political life in
Vietnam, Ukraine and Mongolia and spent five years living in Russia working on health policy. Her current community activities include serving on the Boards of Saanich Police, Pacific Opera Victoria and President of the
BC Association of Police Boards.
Secretary and Membership
Marilyn MacLean Denton
Mallin grew up in-Shanghai before first moving to the Cayman Islands, after which she moved to Canada and became a Canadian Citizen. Mallin’s time in Shanghai, an international trade and financial center, where she witnessed the ascension of modern China and its economic miracle taught her the value of free-market principles and global trade. While in the Cayman Islands, a British Commonwealth country, she was exposed to the value of a strong legal and judicial system, as evidenced by the world’s confidence in its banking system. Canada gave Mallin citizenship as a refugee fleeing hurricane Ivan, but more importantly, it continues to demonstrate the value of a strong democracy which has provided the freedom and stability to establish her career, advance her education with a Master’s degree in international business, and assists her in launching her future endeavours.
Mallin is currently managing the International Contract Training unit at Royal Roads University (RRU) and is responsible for developing and implementing international customized training programs for a diverse range of international students and professionals from Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Prior to joining the Professional and Continuing Studies team in February 2019, Mallin managed onshore international recruitment partners across multiple markets, both domestic and international, hosted delegations and visiting scholars, and liaised academic collaboration projects for the University. During her 14-year career at RRU, Mallin has been instrumental in developing and cultivating strategic relationships with key international partners, such as acting as the key liaison for China-Canada relations and supporting trade missions.
Above and beyond her career at RRU, Mallin is engaged in facilitating international trade and investment opportunities, and community service such as fundraising events with the potential to bring diverse and vibrant culture to local communities. She strives to influence real change in the world through her advocacy in education, entrepreneurship, and cross-culture exchange while continuing to advance her professional career, expanding her leadership capacity, and developing more opportunities for the global community. Mallin’s near-term goals include further expanding her knowledge in the digital industry by acquiring new computer coding skills, supporting the development and launch of a new tech company, and becoming more involved in international trade in regions beyond Asia. Mallin earned a Master of Global Management Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment from Royal Roads University. She is a successful recipient of the Irving K Barber One World Scholarship in 2019.
Young Profressional Representative