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Dr. Claire Boudreau, PhD, Chief Herald of Canada

Arms: Azure fimbriated Argent on a plain shield.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Arms image from the internet website: Lytton Patrick and text from a Wikipedia article then adapted by D.Q. Wedvick.

Claire Boudreau, PhD, FRHSC, AIH, (born 1965) is a Canadian historian, genealogist, and officer of arms. She has served as a herald in the Canadian Heraldic Authority since 17 March 1997 in the office of Saguenay Herald and later as Saint-Laurent Herald, then became Deputy Chief Herald on 1 December 2005. On 26 June 2007, she was made the second Chief Herald of Canada following the retirement of Robert Watt.

Dr. Boudreau was elected as a Fellow of the SSA, 1 June 2013

She is also a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in heraldic studies. She is the author of many articles and publications. She has been the principal designer and administrator of the Authority’s pioneering online Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, which was unveiled in July 2005. She has been an Academician of the Académie Internationale d'Héraldique since 2000.

The artwork is a rendition of artist Gordon Macpherson, Niagara Herald Extraordinary.

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