Wayne MacKay has written extensively in the area of education law and has had two career departures from teaching law at Dalhousie University. The first saw him as executive director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission from 1995 to 1998, where he was immersed in the area of individual rights and systematic change. He then moved on to become president of Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick from 2001 to 2004, where he gained considerable insight and knowledge about the challenges facing front-line administrators of education. In the spaces between these career departures, he continued to teach at Dalhousie Law School, where he still teaches his pioneering seminar in education law as well as courses in constitutional law and human rights and a new course on privacy law. He completed a major review of the education system in New Brunswick and produced the 2006 report on this, entitled "Connecting Care and Challenge: Tapping Our Human Potential — Inclusive Education: A Review of Programming and Services in New Brunswick." More recently, he chaired a Nova Scotia task force and produced its report, "Respectful and Responsible Relationships: There's No App for That — The Report of the Nova Scotia Task Force on Bullying and Cyberbullying" (February 29, 2012). He is also the first holder of the Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law at Dalhousie University.
A. Wayne MacKay