Welcome Peter Stoicheff

The University of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that Peter Stoicheff will become our 11th president in our 108-year history when his term commences on October 24, 2015.

Peter Stoicheff 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 University of Saskatchewan’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 has served as dean of the College of Arts and Science since 2011. 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. Peter 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, Peter has produced two acoustic guitar CDs, Cantos I and Ethereal Steel.

Peter and his wife Kathryn Warden, director of research profile and impact at the University of Saskatchewan, are long-time residents of Saskatoon and have two children, Alixandra and Christopher.