Prairie Presidents Panel:
Peter MacKinnon, Q.C.

President and Vice-chancellor, University of Saskatchewan

Peter MacKinnon, Q.C. was appointed as the 8th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan in 1999 and is currently serving his third term in that role.  Originally from Prince Edward Island and educated at the University of Saskatchewan, Queen’s and Dalhousie, Peter MacKinnon has held an academic appointment in Law at the University of Saskatchewan since 1975, serving as assistant, associate and full professor before becoming Dean of the College, then Acting Vice-president Academic and now President.  He is a former Bencher of the Law Society, and member of the Board of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan, and a former chair of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.  In addition to his current service on a number of boards and councils, President MacKinnon serves on the national Science, Technology and Innovation Council and was recently appointed to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on Public Service.