Students’ Union welcomes new Senate chancellor Douglas R. Stollery

News Staff - Fri May 06, 2016

Earlier today, the University of Alberta announced that Douglas R. Stollery has been elected chancellor of the university’s Senate. Stollery will begin his four-year-term on June 15, and the Students’ Union is pleased to welcome him to his new role.

“He’s very focused on working with students and the Students’ Union,” said Marina Banister, the Students’ Union Vice-President (Academic). “We’re very excited to have him.”

Stollery is a lawyer and philanthropist who has been involved in post-secondary education for much of his life. He is currently the chancellor of St. Stephen’s college. For more information about Stollery’s background and credentials, see the news release from the University of Alberta.

The Students’ Union looks forward to Stollery’s installation as chancellor at the convocation ceremony on June 15.

The SU is the official body that represents the nearly 30,000 undergraduate students at the University of Alberta. It acts as a strong advocate for students both on campus and at all levels of government.

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