Patricia Bovey

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The Honourable
Patricia Bovey
Patricia E. Bovey.jpg
Senator for Manitoba
Assumed office
November 11, 2016
Nominated by Justin Trudeau
Appointed by David Johnston
Personal details
Born May 15, 1948
Political party Independent Senators Group
Occupation Art historian

Patricia E. Bovey (born May 15, 1948) is a Canadian art historian from Manitoba. Bovey was the director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1980–1999) and the Winnipeg Art Gallery (1999–2004); art consultant (2004–2016); founder and director/curator, Buhler Gallery, St Boniface Hospital (2007–2016); past chair of the board of governors of the University of Manitoba and a former member of the board of trustees for the National Gallery of Canada. She also sat on the board of the Canada Council for the Arts. She was appointed director emerita, Winnipeg Art Gallery (2014). On October 27, 2016, Bovey was named to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit as an independent.[1] Bovey assumed her seat on November 10, 2016.


  1. ^ Bryden, Joan (October 27, 2016). "Justin Trudeau set to name nine new senate appointments". Global News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved October 27, 2016.

External links

  • Patricia Bovey – Parliament of Canada biography

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