Jean Beatrice Forest (1978–1982)
Jean Beatrice Forest was born on July 24, 1926 in Minitonas, Manitoba. She was a teacher with the Manitoba School System before moving to Edmonton.
She was appointed to Alberta's first Human Rights Commission and was also involved with numerous other organizations. Forest was Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 1978 to 1982, and, in 1996, she was appointed to the Canadian Senate. She resigned from the Senate in 1998, due to concern for her husband's health.
Forest has also been an active businesswoman and has been honoured by numerous awards, including the Alberta Achievement Award. In 1987, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. An all girls junior high school in Edmonton, the Jean Forest Leadership Academy, is named in her honour.