Item A-9113 - Peter MacKinnon - Portrait

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Peter MacKinnon - Portrait

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  • 2000 (Creation)

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1 photograph : col. ; 13 x 10 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 6 cm

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Peter MacKinnon, University President, seated at his office desk.

Bio/Historical Note: R. Peter MacKinnon, OC QC, born in 1947 in Prince Edward Island, received a BA from Dalhousie University, an LL.B from Queen's University and a LL.M from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Ontario Bar and Saskatchewan Bar. He was created a Queen's Counsel in 1990. In 1975 he joined the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan as an Assistant Professor of Law. He became an Associate Professor in 1978 and a Professor in 1983. He served as chair of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association from 1983-1984. From 1979-1981 he was the Assistant Dean of Law and was Dean of Law from 1988-1998. In 1999, he was appointed the eighth President of the University of Saskatchewan. MacKinnon stepped down as president on 30 June 2012. From 2003-2005 he was the chairman of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, the organization representing Canada's universities. In 2006 it was reported that he was one of three "short list" candidates to be recommended to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada replacing the retired justice John C. Major. In 2011 MacKinnon was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to education and for his commitment to innovation and research excellence". In 2012 the University Board of Governors renamed the College Building the Peter MacKinnon Building. In January 2019 MacKinnon began serving as interim president of Dalhousie University upon the resignation of Richard Florizone and served until the investiture of the next president, Deep Saini.

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Photographer: David Mandeville

Copyright holder: University of Saskatchewan

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See also A-9114. Negatives are on file at Audio Visuals Photographic Department.

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