Chancellor Nomination



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The University of Winnipeg is seeking its next chancellor.

The chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University, and confers all degrees. An advisor and support to the president, the chancellor is a public proponent of the University’s goals and objectives, and is an active participant in its activities and community. In particular, the chancellor attends convocations to personally greet and grant degrees to graduating students.

The chancellor is an ex-officio member of the University’s Senate and its Board of Regents, as well as various standing committees. We are seeking nominees who are distinguished in their field, have a strong connection to the communities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, and will support and promote the University’s strategic directions.

Located in downtown Winnipeg on Treaty One territory in the heart of the Métis homeland, The University of Winnipeg is home to approximately 10,000 students as well as 1,200 faculty and staff members. UWinnipeg is noted for academic excellence, Indigenous inclusion, environmental commitment, small class sizes, and campus diversity.

Search process

A Chancellor Search Committee has been formed to seek nominations for the role of chancellor. All submissions and the review process will be treated as strictly confidential.

Nominations must be sent by sealed envelope or email to the University Secretary by 4:00 pm on January 15, 2020. Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged by email.

The Chancellor Search Committee will make a candidate recommendation to the joint meeting of Senate and Board of Regents, they will confer the recommendation, and the successful candidate will be notified. All other candidates will be notified of the final selection by the committee.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • an established relationship with the University and a strong connection to Manitoba;
  • unquestioned commitment to the University and will exemplify and symbolize the University by their conduct and the standards they set;
  • experience and contacts which add to those of The University of Winnipeg leadership;
  • experience serving on governing boards;
  • experience in fundraising campaigns; and
  • the respect of many groups with which the University must cultivate and maintain relations.

The search committee will consist of:

  • Chair of the Board of Regents
  • President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Vice-President, Academic
  • Members of Senate
  • Members of the Board of Regents

Print the nomination form.

Learn more about UWinnipeg's search for a new chancellor.


Terri Einarson Breber
University Secretary
T 204.953.3841