Several times each semester, President Lahey brings a King’s alum to have lunch in the lodge with current students. Together, they enjoy a delicious meal and casual conversation. This time, King’s alum Kate MacKeigan, BA’09, joins the table.

Kate MacKeigan, BA’09, is an Information Manager from Halifax, Nova Scotia (NS), now living in Halifax with her family. She has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (Dalhousie University).

After graduating with her MLIS in 2012, Kate moved to Ottawa, ON, where she began her work with the federal government of Canada. Kate spent four years with Health Canada’s Information Management Services Directorate, where she concentrated on quality control methods and procedures. Since 2017, Kate has worked at Shared Services Canada, an agency of the Government of Canada responsible for advancing, consolidating and providing information technology services across federal government departments. During this time, Kate has focussed on user experience with the digital corporate repository. For the past year, Kate has been part of the project team that is envisioning the move from the current corporate repository to a more intuitive repository that meets the information management responsibilities of the department.

During her time in Ottawa, Kate was happy to find a ready-made King’s community waiting for her. Many good King’s friends became Ottawa neighbours, and Kate took advantage of alumni activities in the area. Kate volunteered her time as secretary to the Ottawa Branch of the King’s Alumni Association. She and fellow committee members reached out to alumni living in Ottawa to help foster the ties begun at King’s. Kate was also one of the co-organizers and the King’s representative for the Atlantic University Pub Night events held annually in Canada’s capital. Kate attended the Ottawa King’s Faculty Lecture Tours and Meet & Greets. She mixed and mingled with prospective students and their parents while sharing stories of her time at King’s to help with the vital job of recruitment.

When she moved back to Halifax, Kate continued her commitment to King’s. She organized a Worldwide Alumni Celebration (WAC) event in her home in 2018 and again in 2019. Kate continues to be involved with recruitment efforts attending the Halifax Meet & Greets. At this past summer’s Alumni Day Weekend, Kate was honoured to be inducted into the Order of the Ancient Commoner.

In her spare time, Kate enjoys linocut printmaking, volunteering with the Halifax Public Library’s English Learning Language programme, and eating macarons with her 3-year-old.


To reserve your spot at the table with Kate on Wednesday, January 31, please email Alumni Relations Manager Kimberly Gosse at with your dietary restrictions. The first 10 students to register will be able to attend.