Blaine Favel - CEO

Blaine Favel served as the University of Saskatchewan’s chancellor from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Favel is member of Poundmaker Cree Nation and an influential Plains Cree leader who has made significant contributions to scholarship, education, public service and the Canadian public good.

In addition to a bachelor of education, Mr. Favel has a law degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was also awarded an honorary doctor of laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 2012. During his term as chancellor, Mr. Favel played a key role in guiding the university’s planning and actions in the area of Indigenous education and engagement.

In the fall of 2015, alongside President Stoicheff, Mr. Favel co-hosted the first Building Reconciliation national forum, where Aboriginal and university leaders gathered to discuss how universities across Canada can respond to the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Mr. Favel worked to ensure that this first forum was the beginning of what has now become an annual gathering hosted by Canadian Universities (University of Alberta, Fall, 2016; University of Manitoba, Fall, 2017).