Members

Lee Ahenakew
Lee Ahenakew

Lee Ahenakew graduated from the U of S with a Bachelor of Commerce in marketing degree in 1997. He brings expertise in corporate Aboriginal relations and an understanding of the need to develop organizational strategies and quality processes to advance corporate social responsibility. He has a national reputation as a management consultant who is retained by major corporations to assist with developing strategies to engage Aboriginal organizations and communities. Mr. Ahenakew is chair of the Governance & Executive committee and also serves as a member of both the Audit and the Land & Facilities committees. Mr. Ahenakew was appointed by the government to the Board of Governors in 2013.
Daphne Arnason
Daphne Arnason

Daphne Arnason recently retired from PotashCorp in December 2014. Ms.Arnason served in the new position of Vice-president Global Risk Management from July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014, heading a team directing the strategic risk management program. Ms. Arnason joined PotashCorp in 1998 and held various positions in the tax department, rising to Senior Director, Taxation, then Vice-president, Internal Audit, with responsibility for developing, coordinating and delivering the company's worldwide internal audit program.

Ms. Arnason earned a bachelor of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan. She has served on several of its committees. Ms. Arnason also serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Saskatoon and area, and served on the board of directors of the Saskatoon Airport Authority from 2005-2014. Ms. Arnason currently serves on the Audit and the Human Resources committees at the university.

Shelley  Brown
Shelley  Brown

Shelley Brown is a Senior Audit Partner with Deloitte with a client portfolio consisting of public companies primarily in the mining industry. She was formerly the Managing Partner for Deloitte Saskatchewan and currently has responsibilities in Vancouver and Saskatoon. Shelley was the former Chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the first Chair of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and worked through the unification of the accounting profession in Canada.

Shelley is a graduate of the College of Commerce, now the Murray Edwards School of Business, and is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA).  Shelley is currently a member of the Board of Deloitte Canada having been elected for three consecutive terms and also a member of the Board of Covenant House Vancouver and the Board of Trustees of Huskie Athletics. She is also the Chair of the Board of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Shelley is currently Vice-chair of the Board of Governors and serves as the Chair of the Governance Committee.

Joy Crawford
Joy Crawford

Joy Crawford is a Certified Management Accountant currently employed at Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. In June 2014, Ms. Crawford completed her second and final 3-year term as a University of Saskatchewan Senator. Prior to that she served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for six years, one of which was president of the association.

Ms. Crawford currently sits as director and treasurer on the Board of Directors for Quint Development Corporation and is an account executive, Business and Industry Committee for the United Way of Saskatoon and area. From 2008 to 2011, she served as a director and treasurer on the Saskatoon Co-operative Association Board of Directors. Previously, she served as president, Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey-Woodlawn Community Association and as a member of the City of Saskatoon Municipal Planning Commission. Ms. Crawford has experience leading board efforts in the areas of audit, policy and governance, strategic planning and communications. With the Board of Governors, Ms. Crawford serves as chair of the Audit committee and is a member of the Human Resources committee.
David D'Eon
David D'Eon

David D'Eon is the 2017/18 President of the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union. He was born and raised in Saskatoon, and graduated from Walter Murray Collegiate Institute with a bilingual diploma in 2009. Now, David is in the fourth year of his political studies degree, with a minor in French. His focus is on political philosophy, with a focus on modern and post-modern analyses of fascism, capitalism, and liberalism. David began his involvement on campus as a volunteer at the USSU Women's Centre, and was President of the Political Studies Students' Association, representative for Arts and Science on Student Council, and a Student Member of Senate before becoming President of the USSU. He is a fervent advocate for community empowerment and ground-up leadership practices. He hopes to use his term in the USSU to enable grassroots student communities and activities, and to provide a unifying voice for the interests of students at the U of S.

Grant Devine
Grant Devine

Grant Devine is a U of S agriculture graduate with degrees from the University of Alberta (MSc, MBA) and Ohio State University (PhD. Grant began teaching at the U of S in the ‘70s before entering politics. He was elected the 11th premier of Saskatchewan, serving two terms from 1982 to 1991. He currently has a farm and ranch near Moose Jaw, where he previously served as chairman of Live Bid Auction and served as a director for Agrium. In 2009, he was honoured with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit for his contributions to the province.
Grant Isaac
Grant Isaac

Grant Isaac graduated from the U of S with both his bachelor and master’s degrees in economics. He brings expertise in finance, taxation and business technology services through his work at Cameco as chief financial officer and senior vice-president. He has served as the dean of the U of S Edwards School of Business and on several other boards. He also taught at the university for nine years, where he focused on research, development and commercialization of technology products, international trade and regulations, and the strategic management of intellectual property. Mr. Isaac serves as chair of the Finance & Investment committee and is also a member of the Land & Facilities committee.
Jay Kalra
Jay Kalra

Dr. Jawahar (Jay) Kalra is an educator, researcher, quality health-care advocate and a full professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the College of Medicine and has served as Department Head of Pathology (1991-2000) and Department Head of Laboratory Medicine (1994-2000). Dr. Kalra received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1976) and M.D.  (1981) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed his residency training in Laboratory Medicine Specialty from University of Ottawa. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK.  Dr. Kalra is a dedicated physician who has gained international acclaim for his role in laboratory medicine reorganization and innovative research. He is also recognized for his many contributions as an academic leader and health system administrator.  He has served as a national president of numerous medical associations and scientific societies including the Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists, the Intersociety Council of Laboratory Medicine of Canada, the Canadian Chairs of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Canadian Association of Pathologists, and as the Director of the Saskatchewan Stroke Research Centre. He is a recipient of more than 30 awards and honors including: Rotary Golden Wheel Award for Excellence in Science and Technology; Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Achievement Award in Clinical Research; Certificate of Merit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education from the Canadian Association for Medical Education; RBC 2013 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award; and CTV 2015 Saskatoon Citizen of the Year Award among many other honors. In addition, Dr. Kalra has served on several college and university committees and most recently as Chair of University Council where he facilitated and fostered a collaborative environment allowing everyone the opportunity to discuss and engage in decision making through an orderly and collegial process. Dr. Kalra is an ardent community builder, committed to issues such as social justice, human welfare and diversity, and inspiring others to build a stronger society.

Ritu Malhotra
Ritu Malhotra

Ritu Malhotra is an accomplished leader with over 17 years of combined experience in engineering consulting, operations, research and board governance.  In her current role as the Vice President, Operations at March Consulting Associates, she leads the senior management team as well as direct a team of multi-discipline engineering leads and project managers for the execution of various large and small projects.  Over the years, Ritu has developed a combination of technical expertise, management and communication skills, which has helped her to establish excellent relationships with clients, both internal and external.  Ritu also has experience in other areas of business which includes negotiation of leases and contracts, accounting and human resources departments. 

Ritu is also an active member of IEEE and has a number of IEEE publications to her name. She is an executive member of IEEE North-Saskatchewan Section as well as a member of Women in Mining/Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan Scholarship Committee.

Roy Romanow
Roy Romanow

The Honourable Roy Romanow, P.C., O.C., S.O.M., Q.C., has served in public office in Canada for more than 30 years. He received both his B.A., 1960, and LLB., 1964, from the University of Saskatchewan and is recognized as one of the University of Saskatchewan's 100 Alumni of Influence. He is also the recipient of numerous honorary degrees from Canadian universities. Chancellor Romanow was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1967. Between 1971 and 1982 Roy Romanow served as Deputy Premier and Attorney General of Saskatchewan. In 1987, he  became the Leader of the Opposition and served in this role until 1991. He then served as Premier of Saskatchewan from 1991 to 2001. Chancellor Romanow retired from politics in 2001 and shortly thereafter was appointed head of the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, which resulted in a final report entitled Building on Values. Currently, Chancellor Romanow is a Senior Fellow in Public Policy in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Peter  Stoicheff
Peter  Stoicheff Ph.D.

Peter Stoicheff is president and vice-chancellor of the U of S. Peter holds an undergraduate degree in English and history from Queen’s University (1978) and a PhD in literature from the University of Toronto (1983). He joined the U of S English department as a faculty member in 1986. From 2005-2010, he was vice-dean of humanities and fine arts in the College of Arts and Science, and served as dean of the College of Arts and Science from 2011 to 2015. The hallmark of his deanship was a focus on bringing together in a collaborative structure the sciences, social sciences, humanities and fine arts.

An active scholar throughout his career, he is highly regarded internationally for his work on modern literature, and his exploration of the history of the book and its future in a digital age. Dr. Stoicheff has served in national and provincial leadership roles in research, scholarly and artistic work, including on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) national committee and the SSHRC Doctoral Committee. He oversaw the creation of the U of S Digital Research Centre and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity. He received the university’s Graduate Supervisor Award in 2002. A classical guitarist and composer, Dr. Stoicheff has produced two acoustic guitar CDs, Cantos I and Ethereal Steel.  Dr. Stoicheff serves on the Governance & Executive and the Human Resources committees.